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Police say men raced through streets

Connecticut Post
Published 11:48 am, Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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BRIDGEPORT -- Honda Civics are not normally thought of as race cars, but Bridgeport police arrested two men and are looking for a third after a drag race on North Avenue early Tuesday.

An officer patrolling North Avenue heard loud engine noises at about 1:30 a.m. and saw three of the subcompact cars race by. The officer pursued them, at speeds of more than 90 miles an hour.

The cars were passing each other on the wrong side of the road and blew through a red light at North Avenue and Lindley Street, according to the report. One of the Hondas peeled off at Thompson Street and the driver was not apprehended.

The other two drivers were pulled over on North Avenue near Hurd Avenue and one of them told police that he was travelling "a little fast,'' according to the report.

Carlos Soulfront, 22, of Hurd Avenue, estimated his speed at about 55 miles per hour. "I was just racing my boys for fun,'' he told police. Soulfront was charged with racing and reckless driving, and released on a $1,500 bond.

The second man, Jose Torres, 25, of Iranistan Avenue, had a suspended license and no insurance, and was operating an unregistered vehicle with improper plates, police said. Besides the motor vehicle infractions Torres was charged with racing and reckless driving, and released on a $2,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear Feb. 5 in Superior Court..