If you choose to race, would you choose a Honda Accord or a Honda Civic. What?
Well, two men chose those cars to race recently in an illegal street race right here in Oak Lawn.
Oak Lawn police officers claim that they recently witnessed both a black Honda Civic and a blue Honda Accord traveling side by side at “a high rate of speed” on Southwest Highway around Melvina Avenue.
The officer reported that he activated the radar and determined that the cars were traveling 79 MPH in a 30 mile per hour zone. The officer was heading toward 95th Street so he activated his lights and turned into the southbound lanes to give chase.
The officer found both drivers stopped at Southwest Highway and Ridgeland Avenue due to a red light. Both drivers were told to take the keys out of the ignition to prevent any driving. Each driver was taken into custody for aggravated speeding and illegal street racing.
The drivers were identified as John Lennon Felix, who also received a citation for not having insurance, and Jorge Garcia-Figueroa.