A New York pharmacist is accused of stealing a 2013 Corvette from an Atlantic City car lot Friday and driving it to Jersey City, where he was arrested while intoxicated, authorities said.
Simon C. Dolmaian, 42, of Garden City, N.Y., was pulled over for reckless driving near the New Jersey side of the Holland Tunnel entering New York City, said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Pentangelo said a subsequent license and registration check revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen from the lot at Kerbeck Cadillac Chevrolet Buick GMC in Atlantic City the same morning.
“He went there and engaged the staff in conversation, saying he wanted to buy a new Corvette,” he said.
The keys were in the vehicle when Dolmaian reportedly started it and drove off without the staff's permission, Pentangelo said. He was pulled over in Jersey City about 7:30 p.m.
A sale sticker for $71,000 was still on the vehicle, Pentangelo said.
At the time of his arrest, Dolmaian was in possession of $40,000 in cash and illegally possessed prescription pills, authorities said, and was intoxicated when he was pulled over.
Dolmaian was charged with reckless driving, DWI, receiving stolen property and theft by unlawful taking. He was at the Hudson County Jail in Kearney Saturday in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Dolmaian already had a court appearance scheduled for Sept. 5 at Nassau County court in New York.
The Southampton Patch reported that Southampton Village Police charged Dolmaian with DWI and reckless driving last month on New York's Long Island after he was alleged to have caused a three-car accident. At the time, he was reportedly driving a 2013 Porsche 911.
Records list Dolmaian as owner and chief pharmacist for Cricor Holdings and president of Amazon Pharmacy, both in the Sunnyside section of Queens, N.Y.
Staff writer Lynda Cohen contributed to this report.
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