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TAMPA — A 23-year-old driver faces charges after police said he engaged in an illegal street race Wednesday that left himself and another driver injured.

Michael Heiman faces charges of racing on public streets, aggravated careless driving and driving with a suspended license and was also issued several traffic citations.

The incident took place at about 11 a.m. in the 11300 block of N Florida Ave. Witnesses said they saw Heiman’s blue 2012 Dodge Challenger speeding south on Florida Avenue while racing a white Challenger. Both exceeded the posted speed limit, police said.

Heiman’s car switched from the inside to the outside lane to avoid stopped traffic, police said. But then he spun out of control and slid into the northbound lanes and oncoming traffic, police said.

The blue Challenger struck a black 2005 black Buick sedan. Heiman and the other driver were both taken to Florida Hospital Tampa for treatment of what was described as "severe but non-life threatening injuries."

Police are still searching for the white Challenger and looking to identify the driver. They may also have a partial tag number for that car.


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LAS VEGAS - A woman is dead and a man critically injured after being struck by a suspected drunk driver just outside the Hard Rock Hotel early Sunday morning.

Police responded to the collision just before 1 a.m. near Harmon Avenue and Paradise Road. Captain Nick Farese with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department told 8 News Now that the victims were walking on the sidewalk when the suspect struck them with his Dodge Challenger. 

"Our pedestrians were doing exactly what we're asking them to do -- walking on the sidewalk. They weren't jaywalking; they weren't in the roadway. They were walking on the sidewalk and because of somebody choosing to drink and get behind the vehicle, now we have somebody who lost their life and we have somebody who was hurt," Farese said.


According to Metro Police, the suspect fled the scene after striking the pedestrians. NHP troopers were able to track down his vehicle thanks to descriptions provided by witnesses at the scene, they said.

The suspect was arrested and charged with felony DUI. Metro Police said a female passenger was in the vehicle with the suspect and is cooperating with the investigation.

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Three pedestrians were struck and killed when a car veered out of control in Bloomington Sunday night.

Police say a Dodge Challenger was heading eastbound on Slover Avenue around 8:35 p.m. when the driver lost control and the car left the roadway, crashing into four pedestrians on the sidewalk and then striking the wall of a building.

Three of the pedestrians died at the scene and the fourth was transported to a local hospital.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the collision.


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MOORESVILLE, NC — Iredell County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Monday morning robbery of the Food Lion grocery store on Williamson Road by two suspects claiming to have a gun, according to a local report.

The suspects in the robbery were two black males, one of whom was wearing a black and white shirt, Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell told WSIC July 16.

The pair demanded cash, which they put in a plastic bag, according to the report, which noted that "it is unclear if a firearm was actually displayed during the robbery." They fled the scene in a grey Dodge Challenger with a silver gas cap.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.


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CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (7/16/18) — A 30-year-old Nashville, Tennessee man led police on a chase from Wendy’s Restaurant parking lot in Central City along a portion of U.S. 431 shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday.

Central City Police Department said Patrolman Chris Cummings responded to the Wendy’s parking lot on South Second Street to the report of a suspicious person. When he arrived, Cummings spoke with Darin Wilson, who was driving a 2016 Dodge Challenger in the parking lot. After Cummings asked for Wilson’s operator’s license, Wilson fled south on South Second Street and onto U.S. 431 South toward Drakesboro with Cummings in pursuit.

CCPD said because Wilson had several near collisions with other vehicles, Cummings cancelled his pursuit for safety precautions.

A short time later, Wilson’s vehicle was stopped when Logan County Sheriff’s Department deployed spike strips in Logan County. Wilson was charged by LCSO and taken to jail.

Wilson was charged on Muhlenberg County warrants for first-degree fleeing and evading police/motor vehicle, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment/police officer, four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving, speeding more than 26 MPH over the limit, disregarding a traffic control device and driving on a DUI suspended license.

Wilson is being held in the Logan County Detention Center, where he faces other charges by LCSO.

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Five people, including three children, were taken to the hospital after a car crashed into a Rancho Cordova apartment building Saturday.

Police were stopped at a red light behind a black Dodge Challenger, when the driver of that vehicle spun its tires and took off through the red light on Zinfandel Drive.

Officers turned on their lights and sirens and began searching for the Dodge before losing sight of the car near the intersection of Folsom Blvd. and Zinfandel Dr.

Officers turned off their emergency lights, but continued looking for the Dodge. Residents began pointing in the direction of where the Dodge went as it sped by, to police.

Eventually officers made their way to an apartment complex in the 2100 block of Zinfandel Drive, where they discovered the Dodge had crashed into an apartment. The car and apartment both quickly caught fire.

The two suspects ran away after the crash but were eventually found and taken into custody.

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Posted by Dawn Lacombe on August 27, 2018 |  Categories: News

NBC Los Angeles reports on a suspected DUI crash that resulted in the death of a woman in a multi-vehicle pile-up.

22-year-old Irving Aguilar-Calixto was driving a souped-up Dodge Challenger in excess of 100 m.p.h. at about 1:30 a.m. on Thursday. He drove southbound down the 5 Freeway.

Near the Alton Parkway exit, Aguilar-Calixto crashed into a Prius being driven by an Uber driver. The driver was on the clock but did not have passengers at the time of the crash.

Ten minutes after the crash, another crash occurred, which ignited a chain-reaction pileup that involved seven other vehicles.

In total, nine vehicles were caught up in the crash. Victims included children aged 11, 10, and six months of age.

In the lead vehicle in the second crash was 25-year-old Maria Osuna. After the crash, she undid her seatbelt to turn around and check on her 6-month-old child in the back seat. When another vehicle slammed into her own, she died of her injuries.

Eight people, including the three children, were taken to trauma centers for injury treatment.

Everyone convicted of DUI in California faces penalties that can include fees, license suspension, and jail time. However, California also has additional “enhancements” for DUI charges that can make the penalties for a DUI more severe. Some enhancements include DUI with excessive blood-alcohol levels, DUI with excessive speeding, hit and run DUI, DUI causing injury or death, underage DUI, child endangerment DUI, and DUI combined with refusing a chemical test. Any one of these can enhance a DUI charge and can increase the potential penalties a person may face.

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Her plan to save hundreds on her insurance was to just leave the scene. I hope the recording guy showed his video to police. 

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MANGHAM, La. - (10/15/18) A Baton Rouge couple is behind bars after Mangham police find 10,000 ecstasy pills during a traffic stop.

Police say that a blue Dodge Challenger was traveling nearly 60 MPH in a 45 MPH zone on Highway 425 south in Mangham.

Once the vehicle was pulled over, officers say the driver Clark West appeared extremely nervous when asked where he was traveling to.


When officers asked to search the vehicle, West denied the request and a canine unit was called.

While waiting on the canine unit, the passenger, Quienetha A. Williams, admitted to police that she had a 9mm handgun that she owned.

After the canine officer signaled, a search of the vehicle resulted in officers finding a black bag with more than 10,000 suspected Ecstasy pills that were packaged into 13 individual bags.

West and Williams were placed under arrest and taken to the Mangham Jail.

Williams is charged with Possession of schedule two with intent to distribute Ecstasy pills and Possession of firearm in the presence of narcotics

West is charged with Possession of Firearm by convicted felon, speeding 59 MPH in 45 MPH, No Driver’s License, Possession of schedule two with intent to distribute Ecstasy pills, and Possession of firearm in the presence of narcotics

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