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NY Man Arrested For Fleeing Police

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A Suffolk County Police Cruiser - File / Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

A Suffolk County Police Cruiser (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

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WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) – A Long Island man has been arrested and charged with fleeing from police and crashing into a police cruiser.

Suffolk County police said Robert Wilcox of Copiague was driving on Route 109 in West Babylon early Monday morning when police tried to pull him over for a traffic violation.

Police said Wilcox fled and crashed into a police vehicle. They say he continued driving before abandoning his car and fleeing on foot.

Police arrested him a short time later and charged him with criminal mischief, unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and reckless driving.

He was scheduled to be arraigned later Monday.

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