Police said they caught a man driving a Honda Civic at 100 mph Wednesday night, which was way too fast for their likes, but not as fast as another man, who police charged with going 112 mph in his Ford Mustang.
The Mustang driver, James Theodore Hoy IV, 21, of Springflow Circle, and the Civic driver, Dashon Nykeem Hunter, 20, of Rockville Road, were charged with arranging an illegal speed competition and reckless driving after police stopped them at Dr. Calvin Jones Highway and South Main Street.
Officers had seen the race on Dr. Calvin Jones Highway just before that.
Hunter was charged with having an altered license plate on his car and driving with a revoked license.
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Hoy got a ticket for having a working blue light on the Mustang, though that did not appear to have played any role in the race.
And both got speeding tickets, a police spokesman said.
Hoy was allowed to post an unsecured $5,000 bond to be released from the Wake County Detention Center.
A magistrate required a $5,000 secured bond for Hunter, who was convicted in January of several traffic charges that happened a year to the day earlier – Dec. 14, 2015.
A Wake County judge gave him a suspended sentence and put him on a year’s probation after the conviction for reckless driving, speeding and failing to heed a police officer’s lights and siren.
Hoy is supposed to be in court Dec. 21 about a ticket he got earlier for having an expired license plate.