Crime - Sacto 911

Suspected Sacramento street racers booked; cars impounded

Two men are suspected of street racing after California Highway Patrol officers said they witnessed their cars reach speeds of 100 mph on a south Sacramento street.

Officers were called at about 10:30 p.m. Friday to a report of two late-model Ford Mustangs racing and driving recklessly in the unincorporated area of southern Sacramento County on northbound Elk Grove-Florin Road near Tiogawoods Drive.

Officers responded to a nearby area within the Sacramento city limits where street racing is known to occur. In the area of Younger Creek Drive near Light Sky Court, the officers could hear squealing tires and cars loudly leaving the area toward Elder Creek Drive.

Officers drove toward Elder Creek Road where they saw two Mustangs facing westbound. The cars rapidly accelerated on Elder Creek Road at the same time in what appeared to officers to be a race.

The CHP said the cars crossed Florin Perkins Road at speeds exceeding 80 mph, and they ultimately reached speeds of more than 100 mph before officers stopped them east of Power Inn Road, a CHP press release states.

Leonardo Flores-Beltran, 22, and Ubaldo Castellanos Del Toro, 19, both of the Sacramento area, were booked into jail for street racing. Both cars were impounded for 30 days.

The CHP said that street racing is an ongoing issue in the Sacramento area.