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Speed camera catches Ariz. driver standing in open sunroof

Richard Anthony Flores Jr., 25, of Chandler, Ariz., does not have just one or even two speed camera shots of himself on file with the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

His vehicle appears in a veritable gallery of 14 shots captured between mid-October and mid-November near Phoenix.

A shot for the ages. (Arizona DPS)

One, police say, shows Flores traveling at 79 miles an hour as he stands in his open sunroof, left hand on the wheel. The driver stares straight into the camera -- wearing sunglasses at night even as his car headlights are on.

Flores was charged Friday with reckless driving and criminal speeding in addition to civil speeding counts in three of the most recent incidents: allegedly traveling 90 miles an hour in a 65 zone, and then back-to-back shots of his speeding while popping through the sunroof first at 79 and minutes later, 78, in a 65 zone.

-- Mary Pat Flaherty

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  January 11, 2010; 10:17 AM ET
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Reminds me of the Simpsons episode where Homer is photographed shaking his fist (the one with the donut in it) at the speed camera.

Posted by: tomtildrum | January 11, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

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