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article imageNew York Trooper Takes Road Rage To the Nth Degree

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By KJ Mullins     Jul 2, 2008 in Crime
When Lester Hooper got in an argument with Derrick Perry over a parking spot in Brooklyn on January he decided to use his badge for a little pay back.
The state trooper allegedly wrote up a total of five traffic tickets to the Brooklyn man from January 28 to February 6 without even seeing him.
All of the shady tickets were written up in Westchester County using Perry's name and license-plate number.
The State Police Internal Affairs Bureau isn't releasing the details of the parking spat that resulted in the ticked trooper other than saying that it involved offensive contact between Perry and Hooper's wife.
Perry though isn't being shy about his version of things. He claims that Hooper was riled up because Perry didn't move his truck out of a parking spot fast enough for the policeman.
Hooper was busted after allegations about the phony tickets to Perry started a three-month investigation.
It looks like Perry is a speed demon if you read the tickets. According to one he was clocked at 80 mph in a 55 mph in Harrison. He also was cited for failing to signal while motoring on Interstate 287, Hooper also issued speeding tickets in Greenburgh and White Plains to the Brooklyn man.
Hooper was arraigned Tuesday in Harrison, Greenburgh and White Plains on charges of offering a false instrument for filing and issuing a false certificate, both felonies, along with three counts of official police misconduct. After posting $2,000 bail he was released.
The three-year State Police veteran has been suspended without pay.
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