A Canadian driver who whizzed across 42 kilometres of New York City in 24 minutes has been convicted of reckless endangerment for a stunt trumpeted in dashboard-camera video posted online.

But Adam Tang wasn't in court to hear Thursday's verdict. A bench warrant was issued for the Canadian citizen Wednesday after he didn't show up for his misdemeanor trial.

Lapping Manhattan

Officers escort Adam Tang to central police booking in New York's Manhattan borough after his arrest last year. (The Associated Press)

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. says Tang's "daredevil antics" put lives at risk.

Tang's lawyer didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. He has said there's no proof Tang acted recklessly.

Tang was arrested in September 2013. The video shows the car stopping for some red lights, but Tang told authorities he ran one.

He could face up to a year in jail at sentencing Dec. 8.