Multiple individuals were arrested Feb. 6 after a Huron Township police officer witnessed two vehicles drag racing near Inkster Road and Van Horn just after 6:15 p.m.
According to Police Chief Everette Robbins, while the officer was on radar traffic enforcement, he observed two cars traveling in excess of 90 mph in a 45 mph speed zone, allegedly drag racing each other.
During a traffic stop of both vehicles, a 16-year-old Flat Rock woman and an 18-year-old Detroit man were arrested for drag racing and both vehicles were seized by police.
Narcotics, as well as a illegally possessed handgun, were located during a search of one of the vehicles.
According to Robbins, further investigation revealed that 19-year-old Kentrail Jovonne Reeves of Lincoln Park, who was a passenger in one of the drag racing vehicles, was on his way to illegally sell the handgun that was found during the search.
Reeves was also wanted on a probation violation stemming from an earlier third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge.
Reeves was charged by the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney with carrying a concealed weapon, which could land him a five year prison sentence. He is being held in the Wayne County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
“Our officers are working extremely hard making between 2000 and 2500 self-initiated traffic stops per month. That does not mean that every traffic stop results in the issuing of a traffic citation. We are a very proactive department and these types of arrests are the result. An officer conducting routine traffic enforcement resulted in the arrest of a wanted person and getting an illegal gun off the street before it could be used to hurt someone,” Robbins said.
“On top of everything else involved in this incident, it is scary to think about what could have happened had our officer not been there to stop the drag racing. Inkster is a two lane road and with the wet conditions that night, we may have gotten lucky and stopped someone’s loved one from being seriously injured or worse.”