Street Racing Ring Reportedly Shut Down Sunday In Catawba County

Five BMW drivers issued citations in street racing bust

Five BMW drivers issued citations in street racing bust

Street racers driving high-end BMWs were busted Sunday evening in Catawba County, deputies said.

The highway was shut down near Exit 37 to stop the street racing. Authorities say the individuals were creating hazardous conditions for other drivers and reports say they almost caused several wrecks.

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"The agency bans troopers from traveling the wrong way on an interstate during a pursuit, but according to its guidelines: ".in extreme circumstances, a member may drive the wrong way on an interstate or divided highway, for a short distance, for the limited goal of making a forced vehicle stop when deemed reasonably necessary to abate an imminently unsafe situation". Those arrested were charged with speed racing on a public highway, Highway Patrol said. None of them were registered in North Carolina.

Officials said the other cars were impeding traffic so that the cars could race.

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According to Highway Patrol, a vehicle that was traveling with the group filmed the incident. Troopers seized the video footage and are in the process of obtaining a search warrant to use the video as evidence. The published reports say if the drivers are found guilty they will have their licenses suspended for three years.

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