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      04-07-2020, 05:28 PM   #1
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Benjamin Chen crashed his Porsche Gemballa Mirage GT in NYC



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Very weird sitting! Why wouldn’t they have him in cuffs?
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Very weird sitting! Why wouldn't they have him in cuffs?
That's what I was thinking. It's like they were discussing things with him. That kind of mess and being intoxicated you drag the guy out of the car. I guess coronavirus changed how these shitheads are treated now.

Also as if paramedics don't already have enough to deal with...
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Read the YT comments, apparently it's the infamous BC and he's worth billions...dunno how credible that is but if it's him, he's at least a multi-millionaire and that's the reason why he's treated like a bystander instead of a drinking&driving criminal that he is (obviously I personally think it's sickening)....and ppl still think there's democracy and equal rights in this world.
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Read the YT comments, apparently it's the infamous BC and he's worth billions...dunno how credible that is but if it's him, he's at least a multi-millionaire and that's the reason why he's treated like a bystander instead of a drinking&driving criminal that he is (obviously I personally think it's sickening)....and ppl still think there's democracy and equal rights in this world.
How did he (family) make his money?
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      04-07-2020, 05:51 PM   #6
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Or, the cops don't know if he's impaired until they talk to him....they also don't know if he's injured and given they probably didn't see the accident you are making your judgement on hindsight. Once you make the arrest then all of the protections kick in, the officers is conducing an investigation, forming his grounds and determining next steps.
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yes, blowing up the gram today

it is BC - Ben Chen - full name all over google

I also am appalled they didn't have guns drawn and make him eat pavement after they safely commanded him walk backwards clear of the vehicle. Just strolling out and putting his hands in his pockets - what the mother f?!

He'll get a get out of jail card - won't be a free one though. Scary and sad. He should lose his license but that likely wouldn't stop someone like this from continuing to drive his tinted cars around. Just has to buy something less conspicuous than merc clk gtr, veyron, this etc
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Found this :


The owner is Benjamin Chen, he's in his early 30's. His parents are some of the richest people in the world. He inherited an investment company, he's a venture capitalist, owns a handful of other businesses along with being the co-owner of the Gold Rush Rally. He went to Boston University and currently lives in NYC. His net worth is estimated to be between 2-4 Billion dollars. He has a constantly growing car collection that currently includes the following.

Koenigsegg Agera R Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe series II Mercedes McLaren SLR GTR Mercedes SLS Black Series McLaren 12c Spyder Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Bugatti Veyron (Pur Blanc 1 of 1) Porsche Carrera GT Gembella Mirage Porsche Carrera GT Porsche Carrera GT Bugatti EB110 Super Sport Porsche 997 Turbo S Lamborghini Murcielago SV Lamborghini Aventador SV Range Rover Sport SVR
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it is BC - Ben Chen - full name all over google

I also am appalled they didn't have guns drawn and make him eat pavement after they safely commanded him walk backwards clear of the vehicle. Just strolling out and putting his hands in his pockets - what the mother f?!

He'll get a get out of jail card - won't be a free one though. Scary and sad. He should lose his license but that likely wouldn't stop someone like this from continuing to drive his tinted cars around. Just has to buy something less conspicuous than merc clk gtr, veyron, this etc
Why would they point their guns and him and then ground him? Was there some indication he was armed? How would the cop dealing with him know "who he is", it's not like he's the only rich guy in NYC.
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They should take him to the hospital and give him coronavirus.
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Or, the cops don't know if he's impaired until they talk to him....they also don't know if he's injured and given they probably didn't see the accident you are making your judgement on hindsight. Once you make the arrest then all of the protections kick in, the officers is conducing an investigation, forming his grounds and determining next steps.
Exactly. The cops likely didn’t know he was impaired yet, they likely don’t even know where the hit and run happened, the offender is talking up a story and pointing straight ahead fabricating a story as he’s going. I’m guessing he blaming someone else for the wreck right about then. Cops keeping him talking anyway because talking is this guys worst enemy right about then.

Bottom line, he got a nice pair of bracelets, a ride back to the precinct and a blow test, maybe blood and multiple charges. No one seemed to hurt and an idiot lost a spectacul car and pay through his nose for his idiocy. Great jog BC.
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Gun point take down and grounding looks great on TV, but you need to justify it and once you've done that the "utterances" that can be used in court usually stop.
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Why would they point their guns and him and then ground him? Was there some indication he was armed? How would the cop dealing with him know "who he is", it's not like he's the only rich guy in NYC.
where did I say a cop would have any clue who he was?

he left a path of destruction blocks long, left the scene of one of the impacts - you casually let him go another block and the next van he hits is full of kids?
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Let's be honest here and if it was some African dude, would he be allowed to be moseying along like some bystander? Rhetorical obviously.
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Apparently his family owns Nike factories in China. I've heard this douche has crashed a BUNCH of expensive cars. Sounds like he needs to learn how to drive and stop drinking also. Sorry to see the car go that way.
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Apparently his family owns Nike factories in China. I've heard this douche has crashed a BUNCH of expensive cars. Sounds like he needs to learn how to drive and stop drinking also. Sorry to see the car go that way.
Definitely not a good image/representative for Asians, man.... From the YT comments, that included a crashed Murci.

I first heard about this BC dude from the Koenigsegg saga, apparently he wanted the first Agera in the States and had a major spat and falling out w the company. Definitely comes across like a majorly spoiled and arrogant person.
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Crashed on a NYC day with no traffic and still sounds awesome...like an F1 v10 driving back to the pits after a wreck.
Parts flying off. Can’t make this up lol.
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Ya, sexy car...what's left of it lol, but perhaps could be saved?
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Maybe he was trying to tell the cops that someone cut him off and caused the crash and he was trying to chase him down to get his plate number? A story like that in a calm manner would cause the police to feel that they're dealing with an individual who is not a physical threat and does not need to be thrown to the ground with a knee in the back of the neck. Also, you can tell he has money. The police don't want to get sued/fired and they probably want to be very careful and collect as much evidence as possible appropriately knowing that a team of lawyers are going to scrutinize every detail of the investigation. Over 30 and acting like a 9 year old. His parents should be put in prison for 30 days and he should be deported.
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money makes a difference how you being treated..
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The Drive obtained a summary of the NYPD arrest report, which states that Chen was the driver and was arrested for reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs. Here's the statement in its entirety:

On Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at approximately 0730 hours, officers responded to a motor vehicle collision in the vicinity of West 44 Street and 11 Avenue, within the confines of the Midtown North Precinct. Upon arrival officers observed a 33-year-old male operator and sole occupant of a 2014 Porsche Gemballa Mirage GT conscious and alert. Further investigation revealed that the operator of vehicle #1 struck the rear of a parked unoccupied vehicle #2 and fled southbound on 11 Avenue in his Porsche The motorist proceeded to strike vehicles #3,4 and 5 that were also parked and unoccupied in the vicinity of West 44 Street where his vehicle came to a rest. The suspect was taken into custody at the scene.

The following individual was arrested and charged with the above incident:

Chen, Benjamin
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