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Police Find Putnam Man Skateboarding in Middle of Route 6

Officials in Carmel provided the following information. It does not indicate a conviction.

A 21-year-old Mahopac resident told officials this weekend he was skateboarding down the double yellow line on Route 6 because he "likes taking risks," cops said.

Officer Stephen Kunz came upon the man at about 3:10 a.m. Sunday, near the Dom D'Agostino nursery in Mahopac.

"The skateboarder nearly was struck by a vehicle driving on the roadway," Carmel Police Chief Mike Johnson said in a statement. "Upon questioning by Officer Kunze, the skateboarder advised the officer that he liked taking risks."

Kunze could smell marijuana on the man's clothing, officials say. He admitted smoking pot a short while earlier, and a subsequent search revealed "two large zip lock bags of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana."

The defendant is facing a violation: unlawful possession of marijuana. Police released him pending a Nov. 27 appearance in Carmel Justice Court.

Donald Greystone October 17, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Did they find him skate boarding in the road or did they pull him off the sidewalk then say he was in the road?
Teller of Truth (The real one that is!) October 17, 2012 at 03:08 PM
I tried skateboarding once but an very uncoordinated. But if I had to do it again what is wrong with riding in the road?
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