‘Dumb’ car driver ‘isn’t dumb enough to be a passenger’
A New Jersey man was pulled over for speeding in his vehicle, which was equipped with a “smart” GPS navigation system that recorded his location, according to a report.
“I was going faster than my vehicle, so I said, ‘I’m not going to get ticketed, but I am going to ask the officer to look in the rear view mirror,'” the driver, Daniel DeMarco, said.
“They didn’t look in my rear view, but they said ‘okay, we can’t have you on the road.'”
DeMarco’s attorney told the New York Daily News that the officer then asked him if he wanted to go through a written test and he said, “yes.”
DeMarco said he was arrested after police searched his car and found his GPS and a laptop that recorded the officer’s GPS location.
DeMarco was charged with reckless endangerment and a third-degree violation of a New Jersey law that allows police to stop someone for failure to signal their destination.
He was released on a $50,000 bond on Tuesday.
DeMario’s attorney, Michael Ritter, told the Daily News his client is innocent and is considering a lawsuit against the police.
“We’re not trying to go after the officer,” he said.
He added that the NYPD is trying to get the state to help with DeMarco and the law.
“He’s going to be vindicated,” Ritter said.