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Police: Drag race ends in crashes; 2 drivers arrested

Two teens were arrested Friday after their street racing in Patchogue ended in separate car accidents, Suffolk police said.

Sefa Bayram, 18, of Patchogue, was driving a 2008 Mercedes-Benz east on Saxton Avenue when he hit a utility pole shortly before 6 p.m., police said.

Police said Bayram was racing Uzay Karakaya, 19, of Patchogue, who was driving a 2004 Nissan Maxima. The car veered off Saxton and struck a tree.

Police said there were no injuries.

Bayram and Karakaya were arrested and charged with unlawful speed contest and reckless driving, police said.

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