A self-employed day stock trader accused of recklessly circumnavigating Manhattan at speeds up to 60 mph is facing criminal charges, authorities said Friday.
Adam Tang, a Canadian national, recorded his Aug. 26 sprint in his BMW to see how fast he could drive around the island, according to the complaint filed in Manhattan Criminal Court.
Tang told police he started at 116th Street on the FDR Drive, drove south through the Battery Park Underpass, then took the West Side Highway to the Cross Bronx Express, which ultimately got him back to his starting point.
The 26-mile trip took just 24 minutes and was videotaped and posted on YouTube, according to the complaint.
After the video appeared on the Internet, police began an investigation and traced the car to Tang.
Police arrested Tang late Thursday and charged him with reckless endangerment and reckless driving, both misdemeanors. Besides a lot of tailgating, Tang told officers he ran at least one red light, according to the complaint.
During a court appearance Friday, he was ordered to surrender his passport and his driver's license was suspended. Officials couldn't say Friday night if Tang had posted his $10,000 bail.