Men charged in high-speed race on LIE

December 15, 2008 8:44:54 PM PST
Four New York City men face upgraded charges in connection with a multi-car, high-speed race on the Long Island Expressway. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said Monday that a grand jury returned an indictment charging the defendants with felony reckless endangerment. They were originally charged with misdemeanors.

The four defendants - all from Queens - were arrested Oct. 1 for allegedly driving 100 mph and weaving in and out of traffic.

Rice says the defendants created an extremely dangerous situation for other motorists. She called it "vehicular Russian roulette."

The defendants each face a maximum of seven years in prison, if convicted. They remain free on bail and are due back in court Jan. 16.

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