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Hauppauge woman flees officer making traffic stop, police say

A Hauppauge woman led police on a miles-long pursuit on Monday afternoon, Oct. 30, 2017, before she crashed and was arrested, Suffolk police said. Shaina Eisenberg, 22, was on Granny Road in Medford when police tried to stop her BMW, but she took off, almost hitting an officer, authorities said. She later crashed into a fence in Middle Island and was arrested, along with her passenger, police said. Credit: James Carbone

A Hauppauge woman faces arraignment Tuesday in First District Court in Central Islip after she fled a traffic stop, almost striking an officer, Monday afternoon in Medford, police said.

Shaina Eisenberg, 22, was charged with third-degree fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, first-degree reckless endangerment, fourth-degree criminal mischief and third-degree and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Suffolk County police said a passenger in her car, identified as Kevin Burke, 24, of Holbrook, also was arrested.

He was charged with first-degree loitering.

Assistant Police Commissioner Justin Meyers said Eisenberg was driving a 2014 BMW east on Granny Road when officers attempted to execute a traffic stop at about 1:30 p.m. But, he said in a statement, that instead of cooperating, Eisenberg fled “almost striking an officer.”

She and Burke were arrested about 20 minutes later, after Eisenberg struck a fence on Artist Lake Drive in Middle Island, police said.

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