According to law enforcement authorities with Nassau County, a 28-year-old man who the highway patrol attempted to pull over for speeding on the Long Island Expressway fled. The man reportedly missed his turn while he was fleeing and crashed into a veterinary clinic.
Officers report that the incident happened shortly before 1 a.m. while the man was speeding in his BMW in the westbound lanes of the expressway. While he was fleeing from the patrol officer, he got off the expressway at exit 37 but missed his turn when he turned onto Mineola Avenue, causing him to crash into the veterinary clinic.
Police report that the building sustained major damage. While it is unclear whether animals were hurt, there was one dog that was wearing a neck cone at the scene of the accident. The 28-year-old man and his 29-year-old female passenger were both injured in the accident. They were taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment. The man is facing multiple traffic violations along with unlawful fleeing from the police and reckless endangerment. Police stated that he will be arraigned once his injuries allow.
People who are signaled to pull over by law enforcement officers should do so. When they flee, the potential charges that they might face may be much more severe. People who are ticketed for speeding or other traffic violations are able to fight the tickets. They might benefit by getting help from an experienced lawyer who understands how to defend against traffic violations. With an attorney's help, a person who has been ticketed may be able to secure a plea to a lesser traffic offense or have the ticket dismissed outright.