A Garden City pharmacist – already facing drunken driving charges in Southampton – was arrested in New Jersey on Friday for allegedly stealing a car from an Atlantic City dealership and then driving drunk, according to Port Authority police.
Port Authority cops stopped Simon C. Dolmaian, 42, around 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 for allegedly driving recklessly near the Holland Tunnel entrance in New Jersey. When they ran his license and the car’s registration through a computer database, the officers learned that the car had been stolen earlier in the day from an Atlantic City dealership, authorities said.
Investigators said Dolmaian had visited the Kerbeck Cadillac Chevrolet Buick GMC dealership in Atlantic City on Friday morning and told the staff there that he wanted to buy a new Corvette. One of the salespeople reportedly showed him a car with the keys inside and investigators believe Dolmaian started the car and drove off the lot.
When the cops in Jersey City stopped Dolmaian – who owns the Amazon pharmacy in Sunnyside – the sticker showing the car’s cost of $71,000 was still on the window.
Police said they recovered $41,000 in cash and an unlabeled bottle of prescription pills on the Long Island pharmacist during his arrest. He was charged with reckless driving, DWI, receiving stolen property and theft.
Beside the recent slew of charges in New Jersey, Dolmaian is facing quite a few charges in New York, as well. Court records show that he is due to appear in Nassau County court on Sept. 5 after pleading not guilty to a trespassing charge from an arrest in April.
Dolmaian was also charged with DWI in Southampton last month after he allegedly slammed a 2013 Prosche into a car stuck in traffic and caused a three-car crash, cops said at the time. In that case, he was charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless driving and the case remains ongoing.
Records show Dolmaian remains incarcerated at the Hudson County, N.J. jail, in lieu of $50,000 bail.