Cops seek to charge sports car driver blamed in beloved Brooklyn cyclist’s death — but state law makes criminal case difficult

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS:
Video made it seem like the height of recklessness: A Dodge Charger roared through a red light and pushed another car into a man on a bicycle, killing him.

Cop sources said Monday they plan to throw the book at motorist Umar Baig, 18, who they blame in the death of beloved 52-year-old cyclist Jose Alzorriz.

But under New York law, the horrifying crash may not add up to a crime worthy of more than some traffic violations — unless Brooklyn’s DA is willing to take on an uphill court battle, legal experts say.

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