Police seek driver who led Muttontown officer on chase, caused him to crash into tree

Authorities say a Muttontown police lieutenant slammed his SUV into a tree today on Eastwood Muttontown Road while chasing a car that was going more

The incident happened on East Muttontown Road.

The incident happened on East Muttontown Road. (7/4/13)

MUTTONTOWN - The hunt is on for a driver who led a police officer on a pursuit and caused him to crash into a tree.

Authorities say a Muttontown police lieutenant slammed his SUV into a tree yesterday on Eastwood Muttontown Road while chasing a car that was going more than 100 mph over the speed limit.

Police believe the driver has been speeding in the village for a number of years and has a poor driving record. Authorities say the car, a black Infiniti Coupe, was going too fast for cops to get a license plate number to confirm that it's the driver they think it is.

When the driver is caught, police say he will be arrested on a number of charges, including reckless driving.

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