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Many New York drivers would likely admit to driving over the speed limit on at least one occasion. Most, however, don't record the entire event. For one 30-year-old man, his decision to video record his speeding adventures around Manhattan eventually lead to his arrest last September.

In a video that was posted on YouTube, a dashboard camera captures what was referred to by the individual who posted the video as the “Fastest Loop Of Manhattan 2013,” In the video, minutes and seconds are seen ticking away on a stopwatch clock as the driver races around Manhattan in a mere 24 minutes and 7 seconds. While the video was posted anonymously under an account using the pseudonym "AftroDuckProduction", NYC police were able to track down and arrest the driver believed to have pulled off the stunt.

After his arrest, the 30-year-old was charged with reckless endangerment. However, both the defendant and his defense attorney argued the car never exceeded the speed of 100 mph and stopped at all but one red light. In exchange for pleading guilty, prosecutors offered a plea deal including 60 days in jail, which the defendant rejected. His driver's license, however, was suspended.

More recently, the 30-year-old was again back in the headlines after he was arrested for driving with a suspended license. In response to his most-recent arrest, the judge overseeing his case raised the bond from his initial arrest from $10,000 to $25,000. He will also likely face additional fines for his most recent driving infraction.

New York drivers who are arrested for driving with a revoked or suspended license typically face hefty fines and potential jail time. Individuals who are facing misdemeanor or felony charges related to driving violations would be wise to seek the advice and assistance of a criminal defense attorney.

Source: CBS New York, "Man Charged With Speeding Around Manhattan Busted For Driving With Suspended License," April 22, 2014CBS New York, "Driver Charged With Speeding Around Manhattan In Video Nixes Plea Deal," March 4, 2014 

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