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New Hampshire Motor Speedway Executive Pleads Guilty to Lewdness

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    The executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway has pleaded guilty to one count of lewdness.

    Manchester police say 53-year-old Jerry Gappens pleaded guilty in Manchester District Court on Thursday.

    Lt. Brian O'Keefe says Gappens will pay a $500 fine and continue in counseling.

    As part of the plea agreement, a police prosecutor dropped the charge from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class B misdemeanor.

    O'Keefe says the plea deal was fair given the facts of the case and lack of a prior criminal record.

    Police say they were monitoring illicit activities Jan. 21 when they saw a woman get into the passenger side of Gappens' SUV. Both were charged.

    Gappens' lawyer, Tom Reid, said after his client's arrest that Gappens acknowledges using poor judgment. 

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