REDWOOD CITY (CBS SF/BCN) — A California Highway Patrol officer provided a satisfying answer Sunday to other drivers who witnessed two speeding cars on the San Mateo Bridge and may have wondered a version of “Where’s a cop when you need one?”
CHP Officer Thomas Maldonado was driving westbound on the bridge when he saw two cars — a Chevrolet Camaro and a BMW 3 Series — racing each other at speeds up to 105 mph.READ MORE: Most U.S Metro Areas More Segregated Than Decades Ago; Interactive Map Illustrates Divide
Both vehicles were using all lanes, making multiple lane changes, cutting vehicles off and nearly causing several crashes, according to a Facebook post by the CHP Redwood City office.
Maldonado stopped both vehicles at the end of the bridge and was soon joined by other CHP officers.READ MORE: Former Broadmoor Police Chief Michael Connolly Charged With Conflict Of Interest
Each of the drivers was a man about 20 years old — one of San Jose and the other of Morgan Hill — and each had a woman passenger about the same age. One of the drivers was unlicensed.
Officers impounded both vehicles for 30 days and cited both drivers. All four of the occupants of the two cars received a much slower ride off the highway from officers.MORE NEWS: Cause of Death Still Unknown for Gray Whale That Washed Up at SF's Ocean Beach
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