Cops: Lindenhurst man charged with DUI after fleeing from police

Michael Mills, 29, of Lindenhurst was arrested in Michael Mills, 29, of Lindenhurst was arrested in Brentwood on Saturday afternoon, March 22, 2014 after he fled from police in a stolen vehicle while high on drugs, then swiped a bicycle to continue his escape, Suffolk County police said. Police said Mills was driving this 1997 Ford Explorer at Suffolk Avenue and Brentwood Road when an officer tried to pull him over around 4 p.m. The vehicle ended up flipped on its side a short distance away. Photo Credit: Stringer News Service

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A Lindenhurst man was arrested Saturday afternoon in Brentwood after he fled from police in a stolen vehicle while high on drugs, then swiped a bicycle to continue his escape, Suffolk County police said.

Police said Michael Mills, 29, was driving a 1997 Ford Explorer at Suffolk Avenue and Brentwood Road when an officer tried to pull him over around 4 p.m.

Mills drove away, police said. The vehicle ended up flipped on its side a short distance away.

As an officer tried to arrest Mills, he struggled and got free, then ran away, stealing a bicycle from a Prospect Avenue home to aid in his getaway, police said.

Police overtook Mills on Prospect Avenue and arrested him.

Mills was charged with first-degree operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, third-degree fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, resisting arrest, second-degree criminal impersonation, second-degree assault with intent to cause physical injury to an officer, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property for the Ford Explorer, and petit larceny for the bicycle theft.

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Mills also was charged with first-degree robbery in connection with a March 3 incident in Bay Shore. Police said he hit a man with a baseball bat and stole his wallet.

At his arraignment on Sunday, Mills was ordered held on $36,500 cash bail or $102,000 bond. He is due back in court on Friday.

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