NEWTON, N.C. (AP) – Five cars have been seized in North Carolina in connection with a street racing ring.
Local news outlets report troopers with the North Carolina Highway Patrol seized five BMWs Sunday evening after a group of people blocked traffic to race along Highway 321 in Catawba County. Troopers say the individuals created hazardous driving conditions and nearly caused several crashes.
The Highway Patrol said the five BMWs were used in the racing, and were travelling at speeds over 100 mph (161 kph). Two other vehicles escaped.
None of the seized cars were registered in North Carolina. Each is worth between $80,000-100,000.
Troopers said the drivers were issued criminal citations on charges of pre-arranged speed racing. No names have been released, and it’s unclear how many people received the citations.
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