Man standing through sunroof arrested after speeding in photo enforcement zone

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Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers arrested Richard Anthony Flores Jr., 25, of Chandler, Ariz., on two counts of reckless driving and one count of criminal speed and booked him into the Maricopa County 4th Avenue Jail. Flores was also served with seven civil speeding citations. The criminal charges stem from three specific incidents. During the first incident, Flores was driving his vehicle at 90 mph in a 65 mph zone. During the other two incidents, Flores was driving above the posted speed limit while standing through his open sunroof, each time he was the sole occupant of the car.

Between Oct. 14, 2009 and Nov. 18, 2009, Flores’ vehicle activated DPS photo enforcement cameras a total of 14 times, with 13 of the violations being civil speed and one criminal speed at 90 mph. Investigators have been able to identify Flores in eight of the 14 violations at this point.
Flores has California registration displayed on his vehicle with a louvered plate cover to attempt to obstruct its visibility. Flores also has a California driver’s license; however, investigators discovered that Flores has a local address in Chandler. Investigators made contact with a family member of Flores at the Chandler address and advised them Flores needed to contact DPS Investigators. Flores called the same day and turned himself in the next morning.