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2 I-15 racers booked for reckless driving

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NORTH SALT LAKE — A weekend freeway accident resulted in police booking two people for racing and citing another driver for jumping on the windshield of one of the vehicles.

A Chrysler Sebring was apparently merging onto I-15 northbound from I-215 at speeds witnesses estimated were 100 mph, said Utah Highway Patrol Tooper Jed Jorgenson. It was racing another car, which at the time was trailing near the I-215 Redwood Road exit.

The driver of the Chrysler was apparently unable to maneuver the merge successfully and crossed at least two lanes of I-15 northbound traffic. She then apparently hit a Oldsmobile Cutlass and pushed the car into the guard rail. The driver of the Oldsmobile, who was driving his wife and two children, then got out of his car, "ran back to her vehicle and jumped on her windshield and broke it in," Jorgenson said.

The driver of the Chrysler was uninjured and was booked into Davis County Jail for reckless driving and having no front-end license plate. The man accused of breaking the windshield was cited for criminal mischief, having no driver's license and no insurance. And the driver of the third vehicle that was racing the Chrysler was also booked into jail for reckless driving.