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NY Cruiser, Suspect Vehicle End Up In Water After Running Out of Road During Chase

Associated Press

March 23, 2011

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Police say a patrol car and a vehicle it was chasing wound up in a Long Island bay when a dirt road ran out and they had nowhere else to go.

Police say a Southampton Town police officer tried to stop the car on Montauk Highway early Wednesday for driving without taillights. They say the driver ignored the officer’s siren and sped up, eventually turning onto a dirt road that abruptly ended at Moriches Bay.

Police say they were rescued by an Eastport fire department boat. They were not injured.

Vincent Thomas of Brookhaven was charged with driving while impaired by drugs and criminal possession of stolen property. Police say the car had been stolen a day earlier.

It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

—Copyright 2011 Associated Press


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