Laredo Police operation nabs two arrests for street racing

Published: May. 1, 2023 at 12:07 PM CDT
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LAREDO, Tx. (KGNS) - A Laredo Police operation aimed at cracking down on illegal street racing results in two arrests over the weekend.

On Sunday night, Laredo Police arrested 20-year-old Felix Sanchez, and 27-year-old Cesar Manuel Gallegos Jr. in the case.

The two arrests come after Laredo Police noticed an increase in street racing and car clubs gathering at private parking lots such as H-E-B Plus, Specs and the former Hollywood Theater.

Officers pulled over two vehicles that were street racing on Mercury Drive and found Gallegos in possession of a weapon.

Jose Espinoza with the Laredo Police Department said it’s important to deter this type of activity because it could lead to an accident on the roads.

“It damages your record, but hefty fines come with the arrest, so its always very important to never drag race, especially in city limits we know that we can lose control especially if you are drag racing and we want to prevent accidents and fatalities,” said Espinoza.

Felix Sanchez, 20, was charged with racing on the highway; meanwhile, Cesar Manuel Gallegos Jr., 27, was charged with racing and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

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