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2 Mass. men arrested in RI for racing on a bridge

March 15, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Authorities say two young Massachusetts men have spent the night in jail in Rhode Island on charges stemming from racing on the Newport Bridge.

Rhode Island state police say troopers recorded the two suspects racing their vehicles at 91 mph in a zone with a posted speed limit of 40 mph.

Police say Marco Basile of East Longmeadow, Mass., and Curtis Lussier of Longmeadow, Mass., were arrested shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday for reckless driving and drag racing.

They were held overnight at state police barracks and arraigned Saturday morning. Police say the 21-year-old Basile and 24-year-old Lussier were released after posting $2,000 bail. They are scheduled to appear later in the 2nd District Court.

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