2 accused of street racing in front of police station - FOX 13 News

2 accused of street racing in front of police station

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DULUTH, Ga. -

Duluth police say they caught a couple of speed racers burning rubber right in front of police headquarters.

The two men were apparently street racing in plain view of a police officer, who chased them down and arrested them.

Dash cam video shows a Duluth police officer chasing down the two suspects.

"It was very clear to him at this point that they were in fact engaged in a contest of speed, which is commonly known as racing, which is a violation of the law on a public highway," said Major Don Woodruff of the Duluth Police Department.

Woodruff says the men were found just a half-mile down the road at a used car dealership.

Jun Suk Lee, 30, was driving a black BMW and 42-year-old Michael Rodriguez was driving a red Corvette, according to police.

Rodriguez had a dealer tag on the Corvette, but told police he was in the process of buying it from a woman, who actually still owned the car.

"The dealer tag was inappropriate and illegal to use at that point. So, the individual was not only charged with racing but inappropriate use of the dealer tag," said Woodruff.

After the officer took statement, Rodriguez asked if he would be let off with a warning because his business is so close to the police department.

"The reputation of our agency is that we're just a no-nonsense agency. If you violate the law, then you're going to be held accountable for it," Woodruff said.

Duluth police say street racing is a serious offense in the state of Georgia and the two suspects could lose their driver's license.

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