|August 13, 2022|
Outlaw street racers become an increasing danger
MORENO VALLEY – (INT) – A young motorist is cooling his heels in jail after a midnight encounter with sheriff’s deputies.
The May 10th incident was an outgrowth of illegal street racing and sideshows that are becoming a worsening issue throughout the Inland Empire.
Deputies encountered Ramiro Benitez-Jimenez, 23, performing burn-outs at a Moreno Valley intersection. A brief chase ended several blocks away when he crashed into a sheriff’s patrolcar injuring two deputies. Benitez-Jimenez was found hiding in a backyard and was arrested on suspicion of felony assault on a police officer.
Authorities say they’re dealing with an upsurge in street racing across the Inland Empire since the coronavirus pandemic broke out. Not only is it dangerous but the outlaw drivers are taking over streets and destroying intersections.
Story Date: May 25, 2022