2 arrested after racing on Bullsboro at 127 mph
by Wes Mayer
Two men who Coweta authorities say decided to race down Bullsboro Drive Wednesday night found themselves in jail at the finish line.
Around 8:45 p.m., Coweta County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ty Thompson observed two vehicles, a Nissan 350Z and a Nissan 370Z, racing westbound on Bullsboro Drive, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. The speed limit on Bullsboro Drive is 55 mph, and the two drivers, Richard Alan Spohn, 25, and Sean Patrick Hughes, 46, were clocked at 127 mph.
According to Yarbrough, Thompson, only seeing their taillights, pursued the two men down Bullsboro toward the Newnan city limits. Fortunately, the two men stopped at a red light at the intersection of Torero Trail, and Thompson caught up with them, Yarbrough said. Thompson turned on his lights to pull them over, Yarbrough said, and Spohn pulled over for Thompson, but Hughes kept driving toward downtown.
A lookout was placed on Hughes, Yarbrough said, and Newnan Police Officer Christopher Robinson pulled him over on Temple Avenue. Both men were charged with racing down a highway, speeding and reckless driving, and they were transported to the Coweta County Jail.