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2 Hillsborough men arrested after racing at 128 mph on Gandy Bridge, troopers say

The Tampa man, 18, and Lutz man, 19, were driving west when a trooper spotted them just after 2 a.m. Sunday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Eduard Mariano Gallart Fortunato, 18, of Tampa, left, and Anthony Pasquale Cuffaro, 19, of Lutz were arrested early Sunday morning after racing at speeds up to 128 mph on the Gandy Bridge, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Eduard Mariano Gallart Fortunato, 18, of Tampa, left, and Anthony Pasquale Cuffaro, 19, of Lutz were arrested early Sunday morning after racing at speeds up to 128 mph on the Gandy Bridge, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. [ Photos provided / Pinellas County Sheriff's Office ]
Published Sep. 12|Updated Sep. 13

A Tampa man and a Lutz man were arrested early Sunday morning after a Florida Highway Patrol trooper said they were racing at speeds up to 128 mph on the Gandy Bridge.

Eduard Mariano Gallart Fortunato, 18, of Tampa and Anthony Pasquale Cuffaro, 19, of Lutz were driving side by side, heading west toward St. Petersburg just after 2 a.m. Sunday when a trooper clocked them and pulled them over, according to an arrest affidavit.

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They each face a charge of racing on the highway, the affidavit said.

Gallart Fortunato and Cuffaro were booked into Pinellas County Jail on Sunday morning, with bail set at $150 for each, jail records show. Both posted bond and were released just after 9 a.m. Sunday.

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