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Street Racer enforcement leads to two arrests and recovery of a stolen car

Street Racer enforcement leads to two arrests and recovery of a stolen car

Nashville, Tenn. (WTVF) – – Two men were charged and a stolen car recovered following separate incidents as a result of MNPD Traffic’s Street Racer enforcement initiative on Friday.

Austin Horner, 21, of Hovenwald, was seen having donuts in a parking lot on Logistics Way. He fled from authorities in a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro and a THP helicopter tracked his location. He was later taken into custody after parking at a strip mall in Murfreesboro and held on $5,500 bond.

Austin Horner, 21, of Hovenwald

Metro Nashville Police Department
Austin Horner, 21, of Hovenwald

Mateo Pineda Vallejo, 19, of Nashville, was spotted by an MNPD helicopter doing donuts in a parking lot with two men hanging out the windows of a Ford F150 on Trousdale Drive. He was cited for misdemeanor reckless driving.

A Dodge Charger is seen burning out in the parking lot of a gas station on Old Hickory Boulevard. Officers tried to stop the driver but he fled. A THP helicopter followed and located the abandoned car at an apartment complex. The Charger was reported stolen in Oak Ridge.

As people were assembling a large car on Linebar Drive, one of the vehicles crashed into a power pole. The vehicle was abandoned when officers arrived. The driver and the passengers are being questioned.

The initiative resulted in a total of 24 traffic stops, resulting in 19 violations and five warnings.

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