MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Four men were arrested Sunday night after being accused of drag racing along Winchester Road.
The Memphis Police Department said officers observed at least four cars weaving in and out of traffic at high speeds, showing “no regards for the safety and property of others.”
Authorities pursued the cars and were able to make four arrests. The drivers were identified by police as Jarterrius Brown, Jaylon Gibbs, Deshun Harris and Quendarius Turner. All four were charged with drag racing and reckless driving.
Police said two Ford Mustangs, a Chevy Camaro and a Nissan 370 were towed to a city lot to prevent the drivers from causing harm to anyone.
“A car is a deadly weapon,” said Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich. “I don’t know what’s caused this increase, but it is incredibly disturbing.”
It’s unclear how long authorities will be able to hold the suspects’ cars.