News >> Browse Articles >> Crime News


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

PoliceLink School Finder

Save time in your search for a degree program. Use PoliceLink's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.

* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.