Two drivers arrested for allegedly drag racing on I-70 downtown

Donavan Wilson (left) and Bradley Roberts were arrested for drag racing on I-70.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Two men were arrested early Thursday for drag racing on Interstate 70 downtown.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Jon Caddell saw the drivers of a Corvette and a Mustang on I-70 eastbound at the north split "recklessly weaving in and out of traffic at an incredibly high rate of speed." The trooper caught up to the cars as they allegedly drove over 130 mph.

Caddell got both drivers to stop and discovered the driver of the Corvette, 20-year-old Donovan Wilson, allegedly under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. A bag of synthetic marijuana was also found in Wilson's car.

Wilson was arrested for OWI, as well as OWI on a Controlled Substance, Underage Consumption of Alcohol, Speed Contest, Reckless Driving and Possession of a Device to Interfere with a Drug Test.

The other driver, 43-year-old Bradley Roberts of Greenfield, was arrested on preliminary charges of Speed Contest and Reckless Driving.

"Safety of our community and the drivers along our roadways is our highest priority," said ISP Lt. Jeff Payne. "Drag racing is something that will not be tolerated, we will continue to utilize special patrols and unmarked vehicles to monitor and stop these illegal and reckless drivers."

If you see a reckless driver, call police with a location, direction of travel and a description of the vehicles involved.

Both men arrested Thursday are being held at the Marion County Jail as prosecutors work to determine final charges against them.

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