Need for speed? Indiana man arrested after street race

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KNOX COUNTY (March 21, 2014) – Police arrested a Vincennes man after they say he tried to race another driver.

Thursday night, Trooper Brad Mull was patrolling near Hart Street and Veterans Drive when he saw two Dodge Darts accelerate quickly through an intersection and continue at high speeds.

The state trooper turned on his emergency lights in an effort to stop the vehicles. One car stopped in front of Lincoln High School. The second car started to slow down before accelerating. Mull went after the car, which turned onto Richard Bauer Drive and then blew past a stop sign as it headed east on Main Street Road.

The trooper clocked the car at 90 mph. The driver eventually stopped after seeing a Knox County sheriff’s deputy parked on a side road.

Police identified the driver as Robert Devine, 23, Vincennes. He was arrested without incident, although the car that stopped in front of the school drove away and has not been identified.

Devine was charged with resisting arrest (Class D felony) and for being involved in a motor vehicle speed contest (Class B misdemeanor).

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