Assemblyman Steve Katz (R-C, Mohegan Lake)'s originally scheduled March 28 court appearance for charges of speeding and unlawful possession of marijuana has been postponed to April 28, the Examiner News reported.
Katz, 59, who was first elected to office in 2010, was stopped for speeding on New York State Thruway in the town of Coeymans on March 14 at about 10 a.m.
While driving northbound on I-87, Katz was traveling at 80 mph in a posted 65-mph speed zone, police said. After noting the odor of marijuana, a trooper found Katz in possession of a small bag of marijuana.
Katz, a veterinarian who lives in Yorktown with his wife Nicole and their four daughters, was ticketed with unlawful possession of marijuana and speeding.
In a statement released by Katz, he said he was "confident that once the facts are presented that this will quickly be put to rest."
Katz's 94th Assembly District includes Yorktown, Somers, Patterson, Southeast, Carmel and Putnam Valley.