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2/15/2007
New York: Crashed Cops Raced Uninsured, Unregistered Car
Mount Vernon, New York cops caught drag racing in an unregistered, uninsured car plead guilty to reckless driving.

Mount Vernon Police
Two Mount Vernon, New York police officers pleaded guilty Wednesday to reckless driving after their drag racing caused an injury crash last year. Officer Robert Burke, 25, had been racing Officer Leonard Cooper, 26 on North MacQuesten Parkway at 6am on April 2. Burke lost control of the 1990 Ford Mustang he was driving, which jumped a curb and slammed into a parking meter and fire hydrant. His passenger, a state trooper, Meredith Govoni, suffered a fractured vertebra. The vehicle was uninsured and unregistered and mysteriously disappeared shortly after the incident.

"The charges they pleaded guilty to are relatively minor, compared to many other things that people do wrong," Police Chief Joseph Pizzutti told the Westchester Journal News.

Three other police employees are under investigation, including Robert Wuttke, who was at the scene, and Officer Thomas Bendo who had been sent to investigate after receiving resident complaints about the racing. Bendo did not test the racing officers for DUI, nor did he impound the illegal vehicle. Part of the incident had been recorded on a nearby security camera.

Source: 2 Mount Vernon police officers admit to illegal drag racing (Westchester Journal News, 2/15/2007)



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