Dylan Mccullock, 19 of Buford was arrested for allegedly organizing and participating in illegal street racing events. Photo courtesy of Gwinnett County Police Department.

A Buford man has been arrested and charged in connection with organizing and participating in illegal street racing events in 2023 according to Gwinnett County Police.

Officers with the Gwinnett County North Precinct Community Response Team arrested 19-year-old Mathew Dylan Mccullock of Buford on Jan. 11.

Mccullock has been charged with organizing illegal street racing or reckless driving exhibition and being a participant or spectator of an illegal street racing or reckless driving exhibition.

These charges stem from his alleged involvement in two illegal street racing events on Mar. 11, 2023, in Duluth and on Dec. 23, 2023, in Buford.

“With the help of our real-time Situational Awareness and Crime Response Center and the hard work of officers across our other precincts, Mathew Dylan Mccullock was identified,” said Gwinnett Police in a released statement.

Mccullock was believed to have been a participant in an illegal event at the intersection of Old Norcross Road and Breckenridge Boulevard in unincorporated Duluth on Mar. 11, 2023. Then police say that he is suspected as the organizer of another illegal meetup on Dec. 23, 2023, where hundreds of vehicles gathered and started illegally racing in the parking lot at 4125 Buford Drive in Buford.

The Gwinnett County Police Department learned of the event through an Instagram account named The Project 85 where an Instagram Story was posted about a “Park & Chill” for Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023, from 8 to 11 p.m. at 4125 Buford Drive in Buford. Police believe Mccullock is the main person behind The Project 85 Instagram page.

“The Gwinnett County Police Department recognizes the hazard these illegal street racing activities pose to the public. These dangerous and reckless activities will not be tolerated. We are committed to keeping the streets of Gwinnett County safe for all residents and visitors.” said the Gwinnett Police Department.

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