A driver who was paced at 108 mph by the Denver police on Interstate 25 has been cited for racing on the freeway, and the police are seeking help from the public in reporting the dangerous and illegal practices.
The speeder, a 25-year-old driver, was caught near Downing Street on February 6, police said in a press release on Friday. The traffic officer watched two vehicles slow to about 45 mph in a 60 mile zone and then start the race. The driver, who reached 108 mph, was run over and quoted for “drag racing”. His vehicle was confiscated under the Denver Public Nuisance Abatement Ordinance until August.
From January 1 to March 17, Denver police cited 17 drag racing drivers, Chief Paul Pazen said in the press release. “Drag racing is extremely dangerous and has very serious consequences.”
Drag racers risk losing their driver’s license for a 12-point traffic violation, fines of up to $ 999, and having their vehicle confiscated.
To report street races or scheduled events that organize illegal street races, go online to ReportStreetRacing.com. To report street racing or reckless driving by phone, call 720-913-2000 or call or text 911.