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Miguel Cardenas and Abelino Cardenas arrested for street racing at more than 100 mph U.S. Highway 101

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Two men were arrested for street racing at more than 100 mph and driving without a license on U.S. Highway 101 Tuesday morning, a California Highway Patrol officer said. CHP Officer Mike Phennicie was driving south on Highway 101 in unincorporated Sonoma County south of Independence Lane north of Healdsburg when he saw a Honda Civic and a Volkswagen Jetta speeding at 112 mph on the northbound side of the highway, CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.

Phennicie made a U-turn and tried to overtake the Jetta and the Honda one car length behind traveling at more then 100 mph, Sloat said. The Honda almost struck the CHP officer’s patrol car when it made a lane change, but both drivers pulled over when Phennicie activated his emergency lights, Sloat said. “Multiple drivers pulled over to give a statement to the officer as to the unsafe driving they had observed the two vehicles doing,” Sloat said.

Miguel Cardenas, 26, of Santa Rosa, the Jetta driver, and Abelino Cardenas, 38, of Cotati, the Honda driver, were arrested on suspicion of driving without a license and speed racing, and their cars were impounded for 39 days, Sloat said. It’s unknown if the two men are related, Sloat said.

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