Racing is costly

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November 25, 1965Two local teenage boys found out the hard way last week in Page County Court that it is expensive to race automobiles on the highways.

Judge Mark D. Woodward found the pair guilty of “reckless driving — racing in a public highway.” Each boy drew a fine of $200 and cost of $14.25. They were also sentenced to 30 days in jail and had their operator’s licenses suspended for 12 months.

The offense occurred about 8 o’clock Sunday night, Sept. 26, on U.S. 340 north of Luray, near Springfield.

State Trooper P.P. Dicks was the arresting officer. He said the 1957 Chevrolet driven by one of the boys skidded in gravel on the left side of the highway, crossed over to the right side where it ran off the road, striking a tree and a fence.

The trooper said evidence indicated the car was traveling at a high rate of speed. The car was totally demolished according to Trooper Dicks.

The car driven by the other boy did not wreck. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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