MTA police arrested a 25-year-old Queens man yesterday after he drove his car along the LIRR tracks for a mile, stopping only after the car hit the third rail and burst into flames.
According to the agency, Ronny Mora was "apparently drunk" when he drove on to the tracks at Borden Avenue in Long Island City just after 11 p.m., continuing his death-defying journey for around three quarters of a mile. Police said he abandoned the car when it began smoldering and, shortly thereafter, became engulfed in flames.
Mora reportedly told LIRR employees he was sorry, but he'd left the car on the tracks. Oopsie!
Service between Penn Station and Jamaica was suspended for around three hours while officials cleaned up Mora's alleged mess. He was charged with unlawful interference with a train and criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, criminal trespassing, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.