Police investigating unlawful road race in Howrah

Police are investigating an unlawful road race in Howrah last night where one driver was charged and another remains outstanding.

Around 6:39pm last night, police detected two cars racing each other on South Arm Highway at Howrah, travelling in excess of 50km/hr above the speed limit.

One of the vehicles, a black Toyota Soarer was intercepted by police. A 20-year-old Lauderdale man was arrested and bailed to appear before the Hobart Magistrates Court for operating a vehicle in a public place in a race against another vehicle, and for exceeding the speed limit by 56km/hr. His vehicle was clamped by police for a period of 28 days.

The other vehicle, a white Nissan Skyline, did not stop for police. Anyone who saw this vehicle in the Howrah area last night and/or knows the identity of the owner/driver is asked to contact Acting Sergeant Robert Bessell at Bellerive Police Station on 6230 2111 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.