Occurred on 7/15/12, 10:55 pm Racing Shoreline and Cooper's Alley
Officer C. Meer was at the Corpus Christi Art Center for a call for service when he observed a white Chrysler 300 and a Ford Mustang racing on Shoreline Boulevard. The Officer was not able to catch up to them until the two vehicles slowed down on Furman Avenue. Both vehicles were attempting to make a u-turn when the Officer was able to pull them over.
Both denied racing, one told Officers he was on the way to work, while the other did know why she was being pulled over. Michelle Hernandez, 26, and Christopher Silva, 25, were both arrested and charged with Racing on Highway.
Hernandez was additionally charged with Driving While License Invalid and Child Passenger Safety Seat Offense 8 Years when her four-year-old son was not buckled in an approved child safety seat.
The "Racing" and Driving While License Suspended charges are Class "B" Misdemeanors and both are punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine. Hernandez' third charge for an unapproved safety seat is a Class "C" Misdemeanor and punishable by a fine up to $500.
The four-year-old was uninjured and release to the 18-year-old passenger.