(Deer Park, NY)- Suffolk County Police arrested two men for drag racing in Deer Park. Officials say, in response to numerous community complaints, First Precinct Officers conducted an undercover drag racing investigation at E. Industry Court and Saxwood Street. Officials say Officers observed a 2020 Honda Civic driven by Anthony Rodriguez racing a 2017 Honda Civic driven by Kevin James at approximately 10:30 p.m. on November, 9. Police arrested the two men and seized their vehicles under Suffolk County Law for being involved in an illegal speed contest.
Rodriguez, 19, of Central Islip, was charged with Unlawful Speed Contest and Reckless Driving. He was also issued several traffic violations. James, 21, of Islip, was charged with Unlawful Speed Contest, Reckless Driving and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd Degree. He was also issued several traffic violations.
Both men are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip, at a later date.
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