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A Manhattan court reporter piloted a Long Island Rail Road train during rush hour last month after an engineer allegedly allowed him to operate the double-decker train from Hicksville to Hunters Point in Queens, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen M. Rice said in a statement Tuesday.

William Kutsch, 47, an official court reporter for New York County Supreme Court, pleaded not guilty in Hempstead Tuesday to second-degree reckless endangerment for allegedly guiding the diesel-powered train at speeds reaching 80 miles an hour over multiple crossings and signals before reaching its destination.

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