Two Santa Clarita Valley men accused of triple digit speeding on a Canyon Country road were arrested this week on suspicion of participating in an illegal road race.
Eric Raul Rosales, 21, and 25-year-old Timothy Nathaniel Milone were arrested on Wednesday and Tuesday respectively by officers of the California Highway Patrol.
CHP officers noticed two motorists speeding on Soledad Canyon Road east of Sierra Highway near Fire Station #107, shortly after midnight Monday, into Tuesday morning, CHP Officer Josh Greengard told The Signal Thursday.
“One of our patrol units was on Soledad next to Solamint (Road), next to the fire station, and as they were traveling eastbound on Soledad they passed car going westbound that did not have its headlights on, moving at high rate of speed.
“The officers made a U-turn and accelerated very fast,” Greengard said, noting the pursuing officers caught up with the suspected speeders.
Asked how fast the alleged speeders were moving, Greengard said: “triple digit speeds.”
Cars involved in the alleged street race were a Honda Civic and a Nissan 350z, he said.
CHP Officers stopped one of the cars at the alleged street race and arrested Milone. The officers arrested Rosales a day later.
“Both were arrested for (suspicion of taking part) in an illegal speed race and for reckless driving,” Greengard said.
Both alleged offences are misdemeanors and both suspects were expected to appear in court this week.
The incident leading to the arrest of the two men comes on the heels of another incident in which a motorist was clocked by law enforcement speeding faster than 100 miles an hour on an inner city street.
TRIPLE DIGIT SPEED
Last week, deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station reported having cited one motorist for triple digit speeding on an inner city road.
“He told us he was going to work,” Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the SCV Sheriff’s Station wrote in her post last week to social media.
The cited driver was clocked with laser speed-monitoring technology traveling at 104 miles an hour on Golden Valley Road, Miller wrote in her post.
In terms of the ongoing efforts by both sheriff’s deputies and CHP officers to rid the SCV of illegal speed races, this week’s arrest of two men comes on the heels of a big crackdown on street racing in June.
In a joint task force effort on June 29, sheriff’s deputies and CHP officers arrested at least 109 people at an illegal street racing event in the Valencia Commerce Center in Castaic.
A total of 102 arrests were made for participating or simply watching the illegal speed event, California Highway Patrol Captain Edward Krusey told The Signal at the time.
Seven people were arrested for organizing the illegal event or driving in it. The criminal complaints naming the seven were reportedly submitted to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office this week.
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