DUI & Criminal Division

An officer was parked with his window open on Platt St. The officer’s attention was caught by the sound of two loud engines. The roar of the engines indicated that the vehicles were traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer then observed the 2 vehicles traveling at an estimated speed of 70 mph. Both vehicles continued to attempt to outgain one another as they passed the officer. The two vehicles then came to a stop at a red light which allowed the officer to catch up to them. As the officer pulled up behind the 2 vehicles, the light turned green and the Corvette abruptly accelerated from a stopped position. The Defendant was soon traveling at a high rate of speed again. The Corvette’s speed was clocked at 60 mph in a 40 mph zone. At this point the officer activated his overhead lights and conducted a stop on the Corvette. The Defendant was asked if he was racing the other car and he said “No, I wasn’t trying to.” The Defendant was arrested for Racing on the Highway. Results: The case was set for trial and on the day of trial, the State dropped the racing charge.