Two Fairfield Men Arrested After Racing In The Rain

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Hamza Malick, 27, was taken into custody and was charged by Fairfield Police with reckless driving and risk of injury to a minor and released on a promise to appear in court on April 7.
Hamza Malick, 27, was taken into custody and was charged by Fairfield Police with reckless driving and risk of injury to a minor and released on a promise to appear in court on April 7. Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield police arrested two local men Saturday morning, March 29, after officers saw two cars racing down Kings Highway in the pouring rain. 

According to the report, the two men, who had never met before, began racing  after the traffic light at Kings Highway and Jennings Road turned green.  They were driving faster than 50 mph, the report said.

When they were stopped by police, officers found a 2-year-old child and a 4-month-old in the back seat of a red Scion being driven by Hamza Malick, 27, of Fairfield. 

Malick was taken into custody, and the Department of Children and Families was informed of the incident. He was charged with reckless driving and risk of injury to a minor. He was released on a promise to appear in court on Monday, April 7. 

The other driver, Gabriel Jorquera, 20, of Fairfield, was charged with reckless driving and released on a promise to appear in court on Tuesday, April 8. 

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