Almost a year after he gave up his seat in Albany, ex-Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny is still cruising around with the official license plates given to New York legislators, the New York Post reports.
The plates, which prominently read “NY Assembly,” warn traffic agents the vehicle belongs to an elected official.
The Post caught Brook-Krasny in February using the plates on two of his cars. At the time, he explained he’d been too lazy to wait on line at the DMV.
A DMV spokesperson told the Post that Brook-Krasny had been mailed regular plates and could be ticketed for improper registration if he doesn’t swap them out.
When asked by the Post Wednesday why he’s still riding around with the NY Assembly plates, Brook-Krasny reportedly said: “I just didn’t think it was a big deal.”
Brook-Krasny, the first Soviet-born member of the state legislature, left his Assembly position representing Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Coney Island, and Brighton Beach to take a job in the private sector. He was replaced by Assemblywoman Pamela Harris, who won the seat in a special election held in November.