2009-07-10 / Top Stories

Unlicensed Driver Busted On Several Charges

By Howard Schwach

A Rockaway man who honked his horn at a police car and then illegally tried to go around the car was busted on Shore Front Parkway at Beach 84 Street on June 29 on a myriad of charges, including driving without a license and fleeing a police officer.

Police Officer Shawline Senior, assigned to the Queens South Task Force, said that she was on patrol driving westward on Shore Front Parkway at about 2 p.m. on June 29 when the driver of a car behind her began to beep at her.

She said that the driver of the other car, later identified as Brian Kane of 106-10 Shore Front Parkway, tried to get around her in the right lane - a designated bicycle lane.

Senior put on her lights and siren and pulled Kane over, but he refused to hand over either his driver's license or proof that the car was insured, the officer said in her court deposition.

Senior reported that Kane said, "I don't have time for this. Call your captain." Then, the cop said, Kane took off at a high rate of speed, yelling that her sergeant could meet him at the post office."

Kane reportedly worked for a time at the Rockaway Beach post office, but has since been reassigned.

Senior chased Kane's 2007 Jeep for 17 blocks, finally stopping and arresting him at Beach 102 Street.

A spokesperson for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown told The Wave on Monday that Kane, who is 51 years old, was arraigned last week on charges of driving without a license, obstructing governmental administration, unlawful fleeing of a police officer, driving without insurance, unlawful overtaking on the right, disobedience to a traffic control de vice and lacking registration for his vehicle.

Kane was released on his own recognizance for his next court date, which was set for September 2.

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