Driver clocked at 108 mph on I-25 in Denver was drag racing

A driver clocked by Denver police on Interstate 25 doing 108 mph was cited for racing on the highway and police are asking for the public’s help in reporting the dangerous and illegal practice.

The speeder, a 25-year-old driver, was caught on Feb. 6 near Downing Street, police said in a Friday news release. The Traffic Operations officer watched as two vehicles slowed to about 45 mph, in a 60 mph zone, and then took off racing. The driver who hit 108 mph was pulled over and cited for “drag racing.” His vehicle has been seized, under Denver’s Public Nuisance Abatement Ordinance, until August.

“Between January 1, and March 17, 2021, Denver Police officers cited 17 drivers for drag racing” said Chief Paul Pazen, in the release. “Drag racing is extremely dangerous and has very serious consequences.”

Drag racing drivers risk losing their drivers’ licenses, with a 12-point traffic violation, fines up to $999 and having their vehicle impounded.

To report street racing or planned events that organize illegal street racing, go online to  ReportStreetRacing.com. Also, to report street racing or reckless driving by phone, call 720-913-2000 or call or text 911.

 

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