A Bronx man drove at speeds of up to 100 mph trying to flee State Police early Sunday before crashing into a utility pole on the Southern State Parkway in North Bellmore.
State Police said in a news release that Yoel Perez-Grullon, 23, faces charges of unlawfully fleeing a police officer, reckless endangerment and several other traffic violations.
He was arraigned on the charges at First District Court in Hempstead and is due back in court on July 10.
Police said Perez-Grullon was driving a Honda Civic at about 2 a.m. on the westbound Southern State Parkway near Exit 30, Broadway, at speeds of up to 100 mph.
When troopers tried to stop him, the driver accelerated and shut off the car's headlights, the release said.
The Honda made several unsafe lane changes and was driving in a reckless manner, the release said.
The vehicle continued west before losing control and striking a light pole at Exit 25, Newbridge Road.
Perez-Grullon was arrested at the accident scene, police said.