19-Year-Old Arrested for Suspected Street Racing in La Quinta

19-Year-Old Arrested for Suspected Street Racing in La Quinta

News Staff

A man was arrested for suspected street racing in La Quinta, a sheriff’s deputy said Monday.

A deputy spotted a Ford F-150 engaged in a speed contest around 11 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Eisenhower Drive and Vista Laguna, sheriff’s Sgt. David Aldrich said.

The deputy pulled over the driver, later identified as Anthony Rojo, 19, of Rancho Mirage.

Rojo was booked into the Indio jail on suspicion of a misdemeanor charge of engaging in street racing. He was released Sunday on $1,500 bail.

Deputies didn’t say how many vehicles were involved in the street racing incident. No other drivers were apprehended.