Dortmund (dpa / lnw) - The Ostwall in Dortmund is notorious for illegal car races. The fact that there are more police checks there, especially in the evening, apparently did not prevent a 23-year-old and an equally old man with a total of four passengers from arranging an illegal race on Tuesday evening. However, civilian officials overheard the conversation between the actors at a red light, police said on Wednesday. Already on the way to the next traffic light, the 23-year-old driver and the 23-year-old driver accelerated their cars to more than 80 kilometers per hour. The speed limit was 30 km/h.
Nevertheless, the racers continued their race, which resulted in risky overtaking manoeuvres. The driver overtook uninvolved road users in the right lane and then cut back in front of them. Because of a permanently installed speedometer, both vehicles braked considerably - and the officials gave stop signals. Both cars were seized. In addition, the 23-year-old from Unna and the 23-year-old from Dortmund had to give up their driver's licenses. You are at risk of being charged with an illegal motor vehicle race. For them and the other four occupants of the cars, they continued on foot, according to the police.