DRAG RACING and ENDANGERMENT REDUCED to RECKLESS DRIVING with 2 DAYS in JAIL – State v. Mr. S (DMC No. 8126) (Scottsdale City Court TR2008-008525): Officers were in Scottsdale near the “Flickas” bar at Scottsdale Road and Indian School. They had observed 3 vehicles racing at 90 miles per hour down Scottsdale Road, and then they were seen again racing down McDowell Road. Only Mr. S’s vehicle was pulled over, and Mr. S’s passenger stated that they were going 120 miles per hour. Mr. S was then arrested and taken into custody.
We were able to convince the Prosecutor that because there were no admission by Mr. S, and the fact that his passenger might be unwilling to cooperate, they offered a much lower Reckless Driving charge with 2 days in jail. If Mr. S had been convicted of the Endangerment and Drag Racing, he would have lost his license for over a year. He would have also been subjected to potentially 1 year in jail.