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Westchester assemblyman ticketed for speeding, marijuana
Westchester Assemb. Steve Katz was ticketed for speeding and marijuana possession Thursday in Albany County, according to State Police.
Katz, 59 (R-Mohegan Lake), was stopped on the New York State Thruway in Coeymans, at the southern end of Albany County, at 10 a.m., according to a news release published Friday by State Police.
Katz was driving north toward Albany — the state Assembly was in session that morning. He was flagged for driving 80 mph in a 65-mph zone. Troopers also cited him for unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. He was released, but must appear in Coeymans Town Court on March 28.
Katz, an outspoken conservative, won re-election last fall — after prevailing in a bruising GOP primary in September.
Newsday's Ron Bittner has more on the assemblyman's history - including his vote in 2012 against legalizing medical marijuana.