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Car Chase Ends in Crash, Suspect Escapes

Police say they know the identity of the driver and are looking for him.

Two people sustained minor injuries after a car that was fleeing police early this morning crashed in Locust Valley, according to the Glen Cove Police Department. 

The driver fled on foot and is still being sought.

A Glen Cove patrol car first observed the vehicle traveling at an estimated 80 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone southbound on Glen Cove Avenue at around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

The suspect vehicle had gained too much distance for the patrol car to pursue by the time the officer had turned onto Glen Cove Avenue, police said, but the speeding car returned 10 minutes later traveling northbound, "blowing past the patrol car" at 80 miles per hour.

As he attempted to stop the car, the officer recognized the driver as a man suspected in an unrelated crime, according to police.

The suspect lost control of the vehicle at Weirs Lane in Locust Valley, crashed into a wooded area and ran from the scene, leaving behind two passengers who did not exit the car. They were treated for minor injuries and released.

A Nassau County Police K9 unit responded to assist in the search, but the suspect was not found.

Police said they know the identity of the driver and are actively searching for him.

Bob Engle April 04, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Yes Cam, Im sure if you were there the suspect would have been apprehended.
tj April 04, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Who even knows who populates Glen Cove any more......
Vin NY April 04, 2012 at 11:35 PM
I know. Delinquents, illegals, abstentee landlords, non-US non-working welfare collecting citizens.
Micah Danney April 11, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Updated: http://patch.com/A-ssvr
Allison G April 13, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Cam, nice attitude. Actually, the police officer who originally spotted the speeding car also caught him a few nights later. He happens to work very hard.

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