Trevor Nelson Jr. (left), Kenneth Menchio
Photo: Alpharetta Police Department
Photo: Alpharetta Police Department

Men arrested after allegedly racing down Alpharetta street in wet weather

Two men turned a heavily traveled Alpharetta road into their own personal NASCAR track, police allege.

Kenneth Menchio and Trevor Nelson Jr. were arrested on charges of street racing, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Alpharetta police spokesman Jeff Ross said the men raced down Haynes Bridge Road last week at speeds up to 80 mph — double the speed limit. Ross said the road conditions were wet at the time.

“Automatically, anytime you are driving at a high rate of speed, you don't have good traction, it's going to be hard to have good reaction time to slow down, and you add in rain and fog, it's a recipe for disaster,” Ross told the news station.

The men were driving a Ford Mustang and an Audi, police said. Ross told Channel 2 an officer noticed the alleged speeding after hearing the Mustang’s engine revving.

“The officer paced the vehicles, initially around 60 mph, continued to follow them, and the cars accelerated, getting up to 80 mph,” Ross said.

Police said they pulled over the cars and found a vial of what they believe to be THC oil.

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