Two cars impounded after racing at Smithfield Plains

Two drivers had their cars impounded after racing each other at Smithfield Plains last night.

Police will allege that about 8.30pm on Tuesday 26 May, patrols were monitoring the area after ongoing reports of reckless driving by cars and motorcycles, when police observed a black Holden ute and a white Holden sedan that appeared to be driving at high speed together.

Patrols attempted to stop the cars on several occasions but could not get close enough.

The sedan and ute stopped at a red light at the intersection of Curtis Road and Peachey Road. The lights turned green and both cars sped off west on Curtis Road.

Police activated their emergency lights and sirens and stopped both vehicles soon after.

A 17-year-old boy from Blakeview (sedan) and an 18-year-old man from Craigmore (ute) were reported for street racing, and both cars were impounded for 28 days. They were summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

Police urge anyone who witnesses illegal driving behaviour to call the Police Assistance Line immediately on 131444.

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