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Drag Racing Charges in Chattanooga

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Chattanooga police say they caught four men drag racing on Interstate 75 and videotape helped investigators make their case.

In December, investigators first got word of the loosely organized illegal street racing event that occurred on the interstate in Chattanooga during the night.  This race involved several heavily modified cars drag racing on I-75 near Hamilton Place Mall.  Several people standing along the concrete barrier next to the interstate videoed the races that reach speeds well in excess of 100 MPH.  Some of that video was later posted on the Internet.

 Officers then got word that more racing would happen on Friday night in the same location.  Using unmarked vehicles and video cameras, traffic investigators set up a sting to record the racing.  The four vehicles were video taped racing on Highway 153 to I-75.

 Police say the racers slowed the traffic behind them to a crawl then accelerated to speeds in excess of 100 MPH before leaving the interstate.

Cited for Drag Racing:

  • Brandon McDaniel W/M 23 of Ooltewah
  • Jack McKenley W/M 33 of Ooltewah
  • Brandon Green W/M 23 of Chattanooga
  • Keith Ratcliff W/M 24 of Cleveland

All drivers have been cited for Drag Racing and the court date for the violators is February 15 at 8:30 in Sessions court.


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