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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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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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A man from Kansas, Oklahoma, is facing six charges in Payne County District Court after he led sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase and reportedly drove toward patrol vehicles, hitting them with his Dodge Challenger on Nov. 16.

Colbe Lee Pack, 29, is being held on $4,000 bond in Payne County Jail and is scheduled to appear with legal counsel Dec. 18. Pack was charged with attempting to elude, two counts of running a roadblock, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a controlled drug and faces up to 10 years in prison on each assault charge if convicted.

Pack led deputies with the Payne County Sheriff's Office on the chase before 10 a.m. Nov. 16 after two deputies were dispatched to Bridgeport Apartments in west Stillwater seeking another person who had a felony arrest warrant in Payne County, according to the affidavit. The manager of the complex called dispatch and said the suspect was driving a red Dodge Charger, which had gone across the street to Walmart at 4545 W. 6th Ave. Deputies left the area only to receive another call from management the Charger had returned, and one deputy advised the vehicle was a red Challenger.


The affidavit reads Pack and a passenger were seated in front of an apartment and told deputies they had dropped the suspect off at a U-Haul dealership nearby and went to Walmart on their own. One deputy got Pack and the passenger's information to run through dispatch, while another deputy began to leave the complex to search for the original suspect.

"I only got a few hundred feed down the road when our dispatch told Deputy Henninger that Colbe had a suspended license and a felony warrant out of Delaware County and he was entered in the National Crime Information Center as a wanted person," Deputy Brandon Myers writes in the affidavit. Myers turned around to assist Henninger in the arrest, when he noticed Pack start the car, "revving the motor up" and put the car in drive, jump a curb "at a high rate of speed through the yard of the apartments and between a metal fence."

The two PCSO patrol units began the pursuit, going west on Sixth Avenue to Country Club Road and pursuing the Challenger south to 80th Street. Pack reportedly hit speeds in excess of 85 mph between Sixth and 19th avenues, and "went through the stop sign at 44th (Ave.) and Country Club at over 105 mph." The pursuit went east at 80th Street toward Western Road, where PCSO deputies had set up a road block with two patrol vehicles – but Pack reportedly went through the intersection without hesitation and continued east toward Washington Street.


An unmarked Stillwater Police unit, housing two detectives and a K-9 unit, sat with its emergency lights activated and one detective reporedly deployed stop sticks. "The suspect hit his brakes and then turned toward his (SPD detective) patrol car, even making eye contact with him, striking his patrol car," the affidavit alleges. The Challenger's collision with the parked vehicle caused both detectives to jump out of the way, sending the SPD unit toward one of the detectives after it was hit, and the Challenger came to a rest more than 100 yards east of the collision.

Pack was apprehended after reportedly leaving his car and passenger behind, running north on foot before a PCSO deputy tackled him and placed him into custody.

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Kids cause $800G damages at Houston car dealership; wreck Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger

Four juveniles turned a Houston area CarMax parking lot into their own demolition derby Sunday night causing $800,000 in damages.

According to the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s office, the juveniles broke into the CarMax dealership after it closed late Sunday night. The dealership is located on the North Freeway.



They gained access to the dealerships keys, broke into various vehicles and crashed them into over 20 cars causing a multitude of damage.

The juveniles then proceeded to make their own version of “bumper cars”, smashing up over 20 vehicles.

Police were called to the scene and the four juveniles, identified only as male, escaped on foot but were later captured after police set up a perimeter.

Police were called to the scene and the four juveniles, identified only as male, escaped on foot but were later captured after police set up a perimeter.

Police were called to the scene and the four juveniles, identified only as male, escaped on foot but were later captured after police set up a perimeter. (Harris County Precinct 4)


"All four juveniles were arrested and booked into the Harris County Juvenile Detention Center, charged with 1st Degree Felony Criminal Mischief,” said Constable Mark Herman in an update posted on Facebook Monday morning.

The vehicles included a Ford Mustang, a Porsche sports coupe and a Dodge Challenger, according to the Houston Chronicle.


The vehicles included a Ford Mustang (pictured), a Porsche sports coupe and a Dodge Challenger

The vehicles included a Ford Mustang (pictured), a Porsche sports coupe and a Dodge Challenger (Harris County Precinct 4)


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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Police are searching for suspect(s) after a Friday night shooting at Park Plaza Mall. 

Little Rock Police were called to Park Plaza Mall just after 8:30 p.m. in regards to a shooting. 

Officers at the scene found an abandoned 2018 black Dodge Challenger with the passenger door ajar. According to the police report, the passenger side window was shot out with several bullet holes throughout the vehicle. 


Police found a large amount of shell casings in the surrounding area of the car, the incident report states.  

Officers did locate a trail of blood leading west from the vehicle towards a stairwell, but could not find the victim. 

The Dodge Challenger was towed and stored as evidence. 

A witness told officers he was driving in the parking deck when he heard gun shots and noticed a male running from the scene. According to the report, the witness said he tried to duck down and swerve away from the shots when the male running ran into the passenger side of his vehicle, causing minor damage before continuing to flee.

If you have any information regarding the incident you are asked to call Little Rock Police.  


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Metro Police announced Tuesday that two felons were arrested following a two-month heroin distribution investigation.

Ramell Webster, 34, and Caddias, 42, of Murfreesboro, were arrested after undercover detectives executed a search warrant at Webster's home on Douglas Avenue.


Police found a half-pound of heroin, five guns, ammunition, and $2,600 in cash. They also found a hydraulic press that it used to compress heroin into brick form, according to police. Officials also seized Webster's Cadillac. They believe he purchased it using money form selling drugs.

When police arrived, they found House holding nearly 1,000 Xanax pills. Because of this, Metro Police and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office searched House's Murfreesboro home. They found 2,500 Xanax pills and $8,000 cash. they also seized his Dodge Challenger.


Webster faces multiple gun and heroin charges. His bond is set at $151,500.

House, facing charges for his Xanax possession, has a bond set at $10,000. 

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