At about 3pm, on Thursday, two teens were arrested for drag racing side-by-side down SE 34th Street, in excess of 30mph of the posted speed limit, police said.
Ricardo Luis Salazar, 17, and Alexis Sanchez, 17, were arrested on a charge of drag racing. Salazar was also arrested on two city traffic warrants of speeding and no driver's license, according to police.
Police said an APD Motorcycle officer was patrolling the area of Caprock High School after reports of a reckless driver around the school. The officer clocked two vehicles driving side by side at a speed of 71 mph.
According to the officer, Salazar was driving a black Dodge Ram pickup and Sanchez was driving a white Chevrolet pickup.
The two were booked into the Randall County Jail, according to police.
A conviction for drag racing can carry a sentence of up to 180 days in jail, a fine of up to $2000, or both, and a one-year suspension of the convicted driver's license.