Mar 9, 2016
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A Richmond man was arrested in Marin County on Tuesday after driving faster than 100 mph without a driver’s license in a stolen SUV, according to the Contra Costa Times, citing California Highway Patrol officials.

James Ray Banks, 26, was booked into Marin County Jail on suspicion of vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, driving on a suspended license and speeding in excess of 100 mph, the Times reported.

A CHP saw Banks speeding shortly before noon on northbound Highway 101 near Tiburon Boulevard. He crossed from the fast lane to a Corte Madera exit at high speeds, stopping near the offramp. He told the officer he borrowed the car from a friend, the Times reported.

In fact that same day, the car had been reported stolen from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway yard in Richmond. The vehicle’s license plate was stolen from another car, according to CHP.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.