Cops: High Speed DWI Ends on LIE Service Road

Drunk driver chased from Hauppauge, crashed into truck off Exit 43 in Syosset, cops said.

A high speed chase that crossed county lines ended in a crash at a Syosset construction site on the Service Road of the Long Island Expressway, cops said.

According to Suffolk County Police, highway patrol officers chased a car driving at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour from Hauppauge to Syosset before the driver finally crashed. Cops said the driver was drunk.

Just after midnight Thursday, Suffolk highway patrol officers in Hauppauge clocked an unidentified car driving at over 100 mph heading westbound on the LIE, cops said.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver kept going. Highway officers chased the vehicle from Exit 56 in Hauppauge into Nassau County.

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When the car reached Exit 43 in Syosset, it had to maneuver around a construction area by slipping off onto the Service Road, cops said. It was there that the driver crashed into a tractor-trailer and slammed into a police vehicle. Police were then able to apprehend the driver, who sustained a minor injury to the hand.

No officers or bystanders were harmed in the chase, cops said.

Police said the driver, who they did not identify, will be charged with a variety of crimes, including driving while intoxicated, unlawful fleeing of a police vehicle, reckless driving, and speeding.

This is a developing story. Patch will update as more information is confirmed.


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