A total of five people were arrested in two separate races on the Gandy Bridge on Sunday morning, where police say drivers were going over 100mph.
The two games were about five minutes apart, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. It is unclear whether they are connected.
Bryan Sanchez Sierra, 23, from Tampa, and Jarrin Smith, 22, from St. Louis. According to the arrest report, St. Petersburg was arrested for a game on the eastbound side of Gandy Bridge at around 12:03 am. An officer said the two men were seen slowing their Infiniti sedan to level each other, then accelerating rapidly.
Officers observed them traveling at least 120 mph, according to the arrest report.
Soldiers caught up with Sanchez Serra and Smith around 12:11 a.m. and pulled them over, the report said. Prison records show they were in the Pinellas County Jail before being released on $150 bail each. Both face charges of racing on the freeway.
According to the arrest report, the second game took place westbound at Gandy Bridge at 12.08am. Officers observed both cars slowing down to about 35 mph before hearing the vehicles downshift to accelerate more quickly.
According to the arrest report, a trooper began to follow them, and the distance between the two racers and the trooper’s own vehicle continued to widen even though the speedometer on the trooper’s vehicle read more than 100 mph.
Norberto Flores, 27, of Rochester, New York; Joshua Flores, 31, of Buffalo, New York; Joshua Camacho, 27, of Seffner, was arrested at 12:29 a.m. Sunday, jail records show. They were taken to the Pinellas County Jail and released on $150 bail each.
It was not immediately clear who drove the two cars involved in the second race, and whether Norberto Flores and Joshua Flores were related by blood. Everyone faces charges for racing on the freeway.
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