NY engineer admits he let passenger in train control booth

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NEW YORK — A former Long Island Rail Road engineer has pleaded guilty to official misconduct after admitting he allowed a passenger into the control booth of a moving commuter train in July 2009. According to a story from the Associated Press. Ronald Cabrera entered the plea Tuesday in Nassau County Court. He was fined $500 and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service. The railroad has fired Cabrera.

Officials say he allowed passenger William Kutsch to operate a train carrying nearly 400 riders. Cabrera was initially charged with reckless endangerment. His lawyer told the New York newspaper Newsday his client only admitted to the misconduct charge and does not concede that he let the passenger get behind the controls. Kutsch faces a reckless endangerment charge and is due in court Oct. 26.
NEW YORK — A former Long Island Rail Road engineer has pleaded guilty to official misconduct after admitting he allowed a passenger into the control booth of a moving commuter train in July 2009. According to a story from the Associated Press. Ronald Cabrera entered the plea Tuesday in Nassau County Court. He was fined $500 and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service. The railroad has fired Cabrera.

Officials say he allowed passenger William Kutsch to operate a train carrying nearly 400 riders. Cabrera was initially charged with reckless endangerment. His lawyer told the New York newspaper Newsday his client only admitted to the misconduct charge and does not concede that he let the passenger get behind the controls. Kutsch faces a reckless endangerment charge and is due in court Oct. 26.
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