Cars seized after suspected Fayetteville drag race
Posted November 14, 2011
Fayetteville, N.C. — Police seized three cars over the weekend that investigators say were involved in a drag race in Fayetteville.
An officer spotted the three cars at the intersection of Grove Street and Eastern Boulevard at about midnight Friday and saw them speed off when the traffic light turned green. Police estimated the cars were traveling down Grove Street at about 85 mph.
The officer chased the cars and stopped one, but the other two sped away, police said. Investigators later identified two other suspected drivers and charged all three with prearranged racing and careless and reckless driving.
The three suspected drivers are Deandre Kelly, 18, Matthew Draughon, 18, and Jamil Lawson, 20.
The seized cars, a 1989 Nissan 240 SX, a 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS and a 1990 Nissan 240 SX, will remain impounded until the charges are resolved, police said.