18-year-old Obed Morales Mejia was observed by officers working the Street Racer Initiative this weekend as he swerved out of his lane of travel and nearly collided with another vehicle. A traffic stop revealed that Morales-Mejia did not have a valid license to drive. Police say he has a long history of pending charges for driving without a license, with the most recent in August. He was taken into custody and transported to booking.
Police say 21-year-old Mackqies Raymond was spotted at several side shows and car meets doing burnouts and donuts and repeatedly fled from officers in his orange Dodge Charger throughout the night. Police even spotted him doing donuts under the airport runway bridge on Murfreesboro Pike. Although ground units could never catch him, his vehicle was ultimately tracked to Omohundro Place, where he was taken into custody.
Police say 27-yea-old Patrick Leon Jones was traveling south on Franklin Pike at 81 mph in a 45 mph zone Friday night. As the officer activated his lights and sirens, Jones increased the speed of his Dodge Charger, with the officer catching up with him near Harding Place, but as the lights and sirens were activated a second time, Jones fled, and the patrol car didn’t give chase. 23-year-old Marricus Duncan was a passenger in the vehicle. AirOne followed the car through downtown Nashville and eventually to an apartment complex on Tampa Drive, where officers eventually took both men into custody. Jones bragged in booking that he could see the cops behind him, and they never caught up in their cars.
18-year-old TSU Student Bavly Fawzi is charged with drag racing after he was clocked at 111 mph by an officer working the Street Racing Initiative on Murfreesboro Pike. He was quickly catching up to the vehicle 400 feet ahead of him, which was clocked at 97 mph.