A street race on Bennetts Mills Road in Jackson on Saturday night ended up in favor of the officer after the would-be Speed Racer was stopped and charged with drug charges.
According to the Jackson Police Department, around 8pm, while on patrol on Bennetts Mills Road, Officers Conti and Cilento observed a 2010 Nissan disregard and drive through a red traffic light. After pulling behind the vehicle at another traffic light on Bennetts Mills Road, the officers heard the vehicle’s engine revving repeatedly and loudly as it appeared that the driver of the vehicle was attempting to engage the driver of another vehicle in a race.
When the light turned green, the officers followed the vehicle at speeds exceeding 52 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone and at that time, conducted a motor vehicle stop with the Nissan.
Upon approaching the vehicle to speak with the driver, the officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and suspected marijuana and paraphernalia was recovered in a search. The 19 year old male driver was placed under arrest and later charged with: possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a fraudulent driver’s license and motor vehicle summonses. He was processed and released on summons pending a court appearance.
Police did not release the name of the driver.