A suspected drunk driver led Suffolk Police on a, nearly, hour long chase Friday night which came to an end behind Expressions Adult Shop in Farmingville.
The man fled from officers at around 8pm after a 6th pct officer attempted to pull him over. Although the chase was relatively slow speed, 30 to 40mph, the driver did attempt to ram officers and at least one time was successful. Police were able to back off a bit after the police helicopter was overhead to track the vehicle.
After multiple laps around the Medford, North Patchogue and Farmingville area police were able to take out 2 tires with “spike strips” which took the air out of the driver’s side. The vehicle eventually ran out of road after turning into the parking lot of Expressions on North Ocean Ave and even tried to flee over the grass but came to rest against the rear of the building.
After a short refusal to come out of the vehicle the man was taken into custody by police without further incident. He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
No injuries were reported.