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Police arrest 2 men suspected of racing on Loop 281

By Staff Reports
Oct. 9, 2017 at 10:37 a.m.
Updated Oct. 9, 2017 at 11:38 a.m.

Cody Glen Green, left, and Jesus Roldan. (Gregg County Jail photos)

Longview police recently arrested two people suspected of racing on Loop 281 after assigning officers to that area and “other known racing locations.”

Cody Glen Green, 20, of Hallsville and Jesus Roldan, 19, of Longview were arrested Friday and booked into the Gregg County Jail, police said.

Green was arrested on a charge of racing on the highway and remains in jail Monday morning under $1,000 bond, according to jail records. Roldan was released Saturday on a $1,000 bond on the same charge.

Police said an officer saw two vehicles at about 9:40 p.m. Friday driving west on Loop 281 between McCann Road and Bill Owens Parkway. The vehicles were seen racing side by side in both directions on Loop 281.

An officer saw the vehicles accelerating and clocked them at speeds of 77 and 79 mph in an area with a 50 mph speed limit, according to police.

Police said Green and Roldan were the drivers. The pair were arrested, and their vehicles were impounded.

Police said officers will continue to monitor areas where racing is suspected.

The arrests come less than a week after an 18-year-old Longview man was arrested on charges related to racing.

Juan Jesus Rico was charged with racing on a highway and evading arrest detention with a vehicle on Sept. 30.

He was released the following day on bonds totaling $9,500.

Police said three cars were seen drag racing in the 1900 block of West Loop 281 on Sept. 30 when officers tried to arrest the drivers.

Rico turned off the headlights of the car he was driving, failed to stop at the Bill Owens Parkway intersection, and stopped in the parking lot of Big Daddy's Stereo in the 2600 block of Bill Owens Parkway, police said.

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