A car enthusiast in the Bronx, New York, could end up losing his beloved vehicle after 2 separate incidents with police on the road and various reports that he was involved in illegal racing.
Steven Simkin was arrested earlier this month after a high-speed chase that ultimately saw him shake the tail of the police, reports NBC New York. Although he was not apprehended right away, the police were still able to locate him because they had taken his license plate.
Clarkstown Police confirmed the arrest this week. On July 10, a black 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby was seen in an underground parking lot and 3 men were seen entering it. Simkin was the driver and the police chased him because the description of the vehicle matched that of a car involved in an earlier incident, when the driver fled the scene of a police check.
When Simkin noticed the police car behind him, he accelerated, reaching a speed of 130 mph on the New York State Thruway. He squeezed in and out of the tracks and drove onto the emergency lane, and was finally able to disappear.
He was arrested a day later and charged with “Reckless endangerment, illegal flight of a police officer and nine traffic violations”, said the report. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as this arrest appears to have opened a new box of worms for Simkin.
“Simkin frequently participates in a group of car enthusiasts who meet in the Nanuet area,” police said, adding that they had received numerous reports of speed racing in that area and had taken an aggressive approach to stopping them. offenders. NBC New York writes.
“Police say they will consult with the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office to possibly seize Simkin’s Mustang.”
Simkin is due in court next month.