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Eric Dunbar of Pennsylvania had license suspended 88 times, police say

Eric Dunbar, 43, of Tafton, Pa., was pulled

Eric Dunbar, 43, of Tafton, Pa., was pulled over in his 2016 Dodge Challenger after a highway patrol officer saw him traveling 86 miles per hour on the westbound LIE between exits 66 and 65 at about 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, Suffolk police said. Photo Credit: SCPD

A Pennsylvania man whose New York license had been suspended nearly 90 times was arrested Sunday after he was pulled over because he was speeding on the Long Island Expressway in Medford, police said.

Eric Dunbar, 43, of 106 Arlene Drive, Tafton, Pennsylvania, was pulled over in his 2016 Dodge Challenger after Highway Patrol Officer David Canonico saw him traveling 86 miles per hour on the westbound LIE between exits 66 and 65 at about 12:15 p.m., police said.

Dunbar had a Pennsylvania driver’s license in his name, but it was found to be invalid after a records check revealed his New York license was suspended, police said. In fact, Dunbar’s New York license has been suspended 88 times on 25 dates because he failed to answer traffic tickets, police said.

Dunbar was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and was also issued summonses for speeding and unlawfully having more than one unexpired driver’s license, police said. Dunbar’s vehicle was impounded.

Dunbar will be held overnight at the Sixth Precinct in Selden and arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Monday.

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