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Two Marine Corpsmen arrested for street racing

March 21, 2020

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On Wednesday, March 18 at 5:28 p.m., a San Bernardino County Sheriff deputy was conducting a traffic enforcement stop in the 5100 block of Adobe Road. During an unrelated stop, a red Camaro and a black Mustang travelling southbound on Adobe Road honked their horns and revved their engines.

Deputy Greer observed the vehicles accelerate to a high rate of speed and race door-to-door down Adobe Road. Deputy Greer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicles south on Adobe Road and both vehicles yielded in the parking lot of Circle K, near the intersection of Adobe Road and Two Mile Road.

Deputy Greer arrested both drivers, Steven Gutierrez (21) and Juan Infante (21) both of Twentynine Palms for street racing. They were subsequently released to United States Marine Corps personnel with citations. Both vehicles were impounded pursuant to California street racing laws.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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