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Man and woman caught racing on Courtney Campbell with toddlers as passengers

TAMPA — A Tampa man and woman were arrested early Sunday after they were caught racing on the Courtney Campbell Parkway at nearly 100 mph with toddlers in their cars.

According to a Tampa Police Department report, 23-year-old Virgen Ivett Lopez, of 10610 N 30th St., was driving a green four-door Honda with seven passengers, including a 2-year-old child. She was racing 29-year-old James Wilson Maymi, of 6105 Axelrod Road, who was driving an unregistered four-door Acura without a valid license. Maymi had three passengers, including a 20-month-old and 2-year-old, according to an arrest affidavit.

Everyone in the cars knew one another or were family, police said.

Lopez and Maymi were taken to the Hillsborough County Jail and later released on bail.

Man and woman caught racing on Courtney Campbell with toddlers as passengers 07/06/09 [Last modified: Monday, July 6, 2009 2:35pm]

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