Vancouver man accused of racing, DUI

Open container of alcohol in car, police say

By Paul Suarez, Columbian web producer

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Updated: February 13, 2012, 9:22 PM

 
photoViatcheslav Kuzmin.

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A Vancouver man was arrested Saturday in Oregon for allegedly racing on Highway 26 and driving under the influence of intoxicants, officials said.

Viatcheslav Kuzmin, 26, was cited for speed racing, driving while suspended, unlawful possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and driving 97 mph in a 45 mph zone, an Oregon State Police bulletin said.

Trooper Mike Bates stopped two cars about 10 p.m. Saturday near milepost 40 on Highway 26 after he saw both speeding, the release said.

Kuzmin was booked into the Clackamas County Jail and released to appear in Clackamas County Circuit Court. The other driver, whose name was not available, was cited for speed racing and driving 97 mph in a 45 mph speed zone.