47-year-old Victoria resident arrested on Racing charge

Officials search for driver of second vehicle involved

VICTORIA, Texas – On Sunday, Sept. 18, at approximately 8:09 p.m., a Victoria Police Department officer observed two vehicles racing in the 8700 block of N. Navarro St.

The officer activated their overhead emergency lights to effect a traffic stop. One of the vehicles, a grey Ram 1500, then pulled over while the other, a black Mustang, did not.

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47-year-old Ramsey Padron, of Victoria

Authorities identified the driver of the Ram as 47-year-old Ramsey Padron, of Victoria. The officer arrested Padron for the charge of Racing on a Highway.

If you have any information on the black Mustang, please contact Detective Emily Erickson at 361-485-3783.

Chief Arredondo released the following statement

“Street racing is dangerous,” said Chief Arredondo. “The VPD receives numerous complaints about street racing, and we take them seriously. If you see street racing going on, please call police as soon as possible so we can get units on the way.”

The Victoria Police Department provided the above information and photo.