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Man Steals and Crashes Limousine With Passengers Inside

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on January 12, 2013

Some limousine guests in upstate New York received a more thrilling limousine experience than expected when their limo was stolen and driven by a car thief while they were still inside. Police in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., say that 22-year-old Tyler S. Bellick faces a variety of charges in connection with the incident, including felony counts of grand larceny, driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Police say that the limousine was idling outside Saratoga Casino & Raceway when Bellick jumped into the chauffeur’s seat and drove away while passengers were relaxing in the cabin. Details about the theft and subsequent crash are sketchy, but police say that Bellick crashed the limo a short distance from where it was stolen. It is unknown whether any of the guests in the back were injured in the accident, but early reports suggest that they would have suffered minor injuries, given the damage the limo sustained in the crash. Bellick was also cited for operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device, a requirement due to a previous DWI conviction. He was arraigned and sent to Saratoga County Jail, where he is being held for lack of bail.

As you can see, the limousine business is occasionally unpredictable, but there are steps that limo services can take that limit random crimes like theft of a limousine. Here at NLS Limo, our chauffeurs never leave our limos unattended and always put the safety and needs of our guests before all other considerations. When you rent one of our San Francisco limos for a special occasion, you can rely on us to appear on time, every time, with a nicely dressed, professional and cordial chauffeur to transport you and your guests to and from your destinations.

We became the Bay Area’s premier limousine service by providing results, not excuses, and constantly strive to improve our guests’ limousine experience while keeping our rates competitive and affordable. If you’re thinking about renting a Bay Area limousine, SUV limo, party bus or other luxury vehicle for an upcoming event, please call us today at 800-339-8936. Let us take care of all the details.

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