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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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    wiseass0282

    over 3 years ago

    10984 Comments

    Sounds like something out of the Dukes of Hazard. LOL

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    42136 Comments

    This is one for the books. It will be a great read for a long time.

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    alexy

    over 3 years ago

    3970 Comments

    Dear Chief......................

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    BigNTS

    over 3 years ago

    6814 Comments

    Now that's tenacity!

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