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Four Lee County residents arrested in Hillsborough County for illegal street racing

Several arrested after street racingSeveral arrested after street racing
Several arrested after street racing

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has arrested four people who traveled from Lee County to participate in an organized street racing event.

On Sunday, May 5, 2024, just before 1 a.m., officers responded to the area of ​​Cragmont Drive and Princess Palm Avenue on the report of street racing. Upon arrival, officers found a chaotic scene with multiple vehicles exhibiting reckless behavior, including burnouts and setting off fireworks.

Four people, all occupants of a 2022 Dodge Challenger, were identified and arrested. Deputies learned the individuals had traveled from Lee County to participate in the event.

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During the investigation, a search of the Charger revealed Roman candles and video recording equipment.

Additionally, a 2006 Chrysler 300 was seized after the driver and passengers fled the scene on foot.

“These individuals have learned the hard way that Hillsborough County is not the place to travel to commit crimes. We are one step ahead and diligent in our efforts to keep our community safe,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “Street racing is not only illegal, but also incredibly dangerous. Those who choose to engage in illegal activities here will face the inevitable consequences.”

“Sheriff Chad Chronister and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office remain committed to ensuring the safety of their residents and will continue to actively enforce laws against illegal street racing and related activities,” HCSO said.

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