NYPD trying to seize notorious speeder's car

Published November 05, 2013

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The NYPD is looking to treat a speed demon who raced around Manhattan in a souped-up BMW in 26 minutes the way it does drug dealers, the New York Post reports.

Cops want to seize the 2006 BMW Z4 roadster that Adam Tang used to complete a record-fast predawn lap around the borough this past August.

The NYPD filed a lawsuit against the 30-year-old day trader on Monday asking the court to force him to surrender the sports car because it was used to “further the commission of a crime.”

Casey W. Raskob, a veteran Traffic Court attorney, called the forfeiture motion “very rare” for a motorist not tangled up in drug dealing or driving under the influence.

Tang, who posted a video of the stunt on YouTube, was charged in September with reckless driving and endangerment.

At the time, police impounded the $50,000 ride.

Raskob said the reckless-endangerment charge allows police to make their case for the vehicle’s surrender.

“I think they’re doing it to make an example out of him, because the last thing they want people doing is blowing around the ring road of Manhattan trying to beat that time,” Raskob said.

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