To Evade Cops, Guy Drives Right Off 100-Foot Cliff

And lives to tell the tale. Also, to be arrested
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 9, 2024 2:52 PM CDT
To Evade Cops, Guy Drives Right Off 100-Foot Cliff
A police chase ended up in the drink for a Long Island man.   (Getty Images)

A driver led police on a 45-minute chase on New York's Long Island, drove off a 100-foot cliff into Long Island Sound—and survived, police said. Monday's car chase started when police in Southold in far eastern Long Island responded to a domestic violence call, Police Chief Martin Flatley told Newsday. The man drove off and reached speeds of up to 100mph as he crossed back and forth across eastern Long Island, police said. The driver turned onto Sound Road in Greenport, heading toward the water, and did not stop, reports the AP.

"Never hits the brakes, never slows down," Flatley told the newspaper. "Hits an embankment at the end of the street, goes airborne over the bluff, off the beach, and into Long Island Sound." The car landed in 3 to 5 feet of water. Officers dove in, pulled the driver out, and arrested him, police said. Flatley said the man complained of pain but had no visible injuries. Charges against him were pending.

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