Cops: 2 men raced 111 mph on Ga. 400, said they were speeding to meet woman

Swaine Thompson Jr. (left), Anthony Lamont Taylor
Swaine Thompson Jr. (left), Anthony Lamont Taylor

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Two men were pulled over last Friday on Ga. 400 after allegedly surpassing 110 mph, but they told police they had a good reason to be driving so fast.

They were heading to meet a woman.

Anthony Lamont Taylor and Swaine Thompson Jr. were arrested on several charges after being pulled over near Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta police told Channel 2 Action News. An officer along the freeway spotted the two racing, and the officer’s radar gun clocked them at 111 mph.

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Police spokeswoman Dana Mullins said the officer questioned Thompson and Taylor, who claimed they weren’t racing and were following each other.

“(They said) they were going to visit a female was the reason they were traveling at a high rate of speed and they were following each other,” Mullins said, “but they were actually side by side.”

Both men face charges of racing, speeding and reckless driving, among others. Channel 2 reported that their next court date is scheduled for November.

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