Five arrested for illegal drag racing

During the operation, a motorist tried to escape and a high-speed chase ensued.

FILE: Illegal drag racing along Robert Sobukwe drive was foiled by police on Sunday evening.

CAPE TOWN - Five people have been arrested during an illegal street drag racing event in Bellville, Cape Town traffic services confirmed on Monday.

Officers held a blitz operation along Robert Sobukwe Road late Sunday.

The city's Richard Coleman says one motorist tried to avoid arrest, which resulted in a high-speed chase.

"The suspects were followed onto Modderdam Road, then Durban Road and then onto the N1. On the N7 Vanguard Drive, he rammed one of the ghost vehicles, colliding with another Jeep."

The suspect faces charges of attempted murder, and reckless and negligent driving.