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Mahopac Teen Arrested for Speed Contest on Taconic

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-- A teenage Mahopac resident has been charged with speed contest and reckless driving on the Taconic State Parkway.

According to police reports, the 18-year-old male from Mahopac, N.Y. drove in a reckless manner while participating in a speed contest on June 4. Police received the report of an alleged reckless driver and after investigation found the defendant who was driving a 1995 BMW on the Taconic in Yorktown.

The defendant voluntarily appeared at the police department on June 17 and was placed under arrest at 1:45 p.m. He was issued summonses for the two misdemeanors, speed contests and reckless driving, as well as four other infractions including no front plate, tinted windows, insufficient tires and driving at a speed not reasonable and prudent.

He was released on his own recognizance and is due to appear in Yorktown Justice Court on July 19.

Other news from the Yorktown Police Department:

- Putnam Valley resident, Ty Healey, was arrested for failing to perform community service. Healey, 26, was sentenced to complete community service after a previous sentencing for a criminal case in Yorktown Court. An arrest warrant for Healey was issued in December of 2009, and he voluntarily appeared at the Yorktown Police Department on June 24 in response to the warrant. He was released on $500 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on August 23.

- A woman in Yorktown violated the Yorktown Town Code when she allegedly allowed her dog to run at large. Yaraivery Moore of Crompond Rd. was issued an appearance ticket at her home after her dog was at large in the Staples Plaza parking lot. She is scheduled to answer said charge in court on July 28.

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