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Cops: High Speed DUI Chase in Hauppauge Ends in Crash

Drunk driver chased from Hauppauge, crashed into truck in Syosset, cops said.

A high speed chase that crossed county lines started in Hauppauge and ended in a crash at a Syosset construction site, cops said.

According to Suffolk County Police, highway patrol officers chased a David Thompson is 32, of Far Rockaway, who was allegedly driving at more than 100 miles per hour from Hauppauge before the driver finally crashed in Syosset. Cops said the driver was drunk.

Just after midnight Thursday, Suffolk highway patrol officers in Hauppauge clocked the car heading westbound on the LIE at Route 111, cops said.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, which kept driving despite police efforts. Highway officers chased the vehicle from Exit 56 in Hauppauge into Nassau County.

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When the car reached Exit 43 in Syosset, it had to maneuver around a construction area by taking the service road, cops said. It was there that the driver reportedly crashed into a tractor trailer and then into a police vehicle. Police were then able to apprehend the driver, who sustained a minor injury to the hand.

No officers or bystanders were harmed in the chase, cops said.

Police said the driver will likely be charged with driving while intoxicated, unlawful fleeing of a police vehicle, reckless driving, and speeding.

This is a developing story. Patch will update as more information is confirmed.

Nick February 28, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Upstanding citizen!
Nick February 28, 2013 at 11:57 PM
Stay in Far Rockawy!

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