Correction issued below:
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Local law enforcement continues to crack down on street racing. According to a criminal complaint, the Bernalillo County Sheriff Department’s helicopter reported two vehicles doing donuts in the parking lot of a theatre.
Shortly after, the two began drag racing on southbound I-25 while it was raining and the road was slick. The officer says the two slowed down and began to line up to race when he pulled 21-year-old Josiah Vigil over.
Vigil told the officer he had just gotten off work and was drag racing with his friend. He’s been charged with reckless driving and racing on highways.
Correction: In an earlier version of this story, KRQE reported that it was the Albuquerque Police Department’s helicopter that reported that two vehicles were doing donuts in a parking lot. The helicopter was not APD’s, it was the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department’s helicopter.