• Undercover deputy catches driver drag racing on Colonial Drive


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Investigators said a driver was arrested for drag racing down one of Orange County's busiest roads early Wednesday morning.

     An undercover deputy was in the area and saw the cars take off on east Colonial Drive near Goldenrod Road.

    The deputy took off after them.

    According to investigators, the two cars reached speeds of 115 mph.

    "I've seen some speed racing, but I wouldn't say that fast," said Orlando resident Rebecca Roland.

    "They can kill someone.  They can hit someone and leave. Yes, they have to watch the way they drive over here," said Orlando resident Madalinne Ortiz.

    According to arrest papers, Jamaal Herbert, 25, pulled up to a car at Goldenrod Road,      revved his engine and then he and another driver took off in a high-speed race.

    "Definitely not a good idea since it's really busy around here. There are a lot of people who cross the roads and a lot of kids," said Roland.

    According to investigators, the other driver made a U-turn and got away.

    Herbert was pulled over along Semoran Boulevard. He's charged with unlawful racing.

    WFTV's Ryan Hughes learned that it isn't the first time Herbert's has been in trouble behind the wheel. Since 2008 he has at least 13 driving infractions Orange County.

    The infractions include four speeding tickets.

    Court records show his license was suspended once for failing to pay a fine, but it was never taken away entirely because he never had too many violations in any given year.

    Herbert has bonded out of jail.

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