Speed racing suspects arrested in Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. - Street racers blocked traffic Friday night, clearing the highway for two of them to race in front, Washington State Patrol reports. 

A group of 11 racing-style sports cars were driving through Yakima toward State Route 12 around 11:25 p.m. when they drove passed an unmarked patrol vehicle. The trooper started following them and called for backup.

Once they entered State Route 12, they sped up to more than 90 miles per hour and blocked both westbound lanes so the two cars in front could race, troopers said.

As they sped down the highway, troopers were standing by to pull them over. 

Two drivers were arrested and booked into the Yakima County Jail on charges of reckless driving. Nine others were cited for speeding.

“Due to the quick actions of these troopers, no one was hurt this a,” Washington State Patrol said. 

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