Driver leads Nassau, Suffolk police on high-speed LIE chase

A woman driving an SUV led Nassau and Suffolk police on a high-speed chase on the Long Island Expressway Tuesday. Cops say the incident began in Nassau County when two alert drivers called police and

News 12 Staff

Jun 27, 2006, 10:26 PM

Updated 6,590 days ago

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A woman driving an SUV led Nassau and Suffolk police on a high-speed chase on the Long Island Expressway Tuesday.
Cops say the incident began in Nassau County when two alert drivers called police and said they had spotted a drunk driver. The woman then led Nassau police on a chase reaching speeds as high as 110 miles per hour. Suffolk cops picked up the pursuit when the vehicle crossed the county line. The chase ended near exit 66 after the woman, who had been driving on rims after spikes popped her tires, crossed into the westbound lanes and crashed into a guardrail.
Three officers were injured in the ensuing struggle, in which the suspect attacked cops with "The Club" anti-theft device. The driver faces three counts of assault on an officer, as well as numerous driving infractions. She is currently being treated for a broken leg at Brookhaven Hospital.


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