Racers arrested on Highway 41
by Staff Report
Oct 13, 2012 | 2067 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two suspects were arrested early Friday morning after allegedly racing down U.S. Highway 41 at speeds reaching 100 mph.

A Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was patrolling Highway 41 when he saw two vehicles leave the parking lot of Enforcer Products. As the deputy continued driving behind the two vehicles, later identified as a Ford Mustang and Mazda 3, he saw they were driving side by side and heard them revving their engines.

As the suspects continued southbound past Red Top Mountain Road the deputy activated his radar system, which gave a reading of 102 mph on the Mustang and 87 mph on the Mazda.

While the deputy was able to perform a traffic stop on the Mustang he was unable to stop the Mazda.

The Mustang’s driver was then identified as Christopher Proctor. According to the incident report, Proctor said he was sorry, but he did not admit to racing the other vehicle.

A Georgia State Patrol officer later located and stopped the Mazda and returned the driver to the deputy’s location on Highway 41. The driver was identified as Mario Aregullin.

Proctor and Aregullin were arrested and charged with speeding and racing. They were transported to the Bartow County Jail without incident.