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Cops: Drug suspect fled in stolen vehicle, then crashed on LIE

Suffolk County police car appears to have collided

Suffolk County police car appears to have collided with a truck on Wednesday. Credit: Stringer News

Two of three drug suspects tried to evade officers in Islandia early Wednesday evening, with one stealing a vehicle and then crashing into an SUV and parked cars, Suffolk County police said.

Quendell Wiggins, 27, of Middle Island, was arrested at the scene, near Jake’s 58 Hotel and Casino, according to a police statement issued Thursday.

Hagi Davis, 32, of Middle Island, was taken into custody after he stole a running vehicle from a nearby parking lot, and drove east on Express Drive South, police said.

A short time later, Davis ran into an SUV and several cars parked near Lake Promenade in Ronkonkoma, according to police.

Davis, the woman who was driving the SUV, and two officers were hurt while trying to capture Davis. All suffered nonserious injuries and were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, police said.

No details about what caused the officers’ injuries were provided. The officers were released after being treated, police said.

A photo of the scene shows what appears to be a collision between a marked Fourth Precinct cruiser and a coffee or food truck.

A third suspect has not been captured, according to police, who said they were searching for him as they kept investigating.

Wiggins faces felony charges of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to police.

Police said they charged Davis with felonies on charges of criminal sale of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a controlled substance and grand larceny.

Davis also was charged with misdemeanors on charges of reckless driving, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, assault and resisting arrest, police said.

It was not clear whether the two men had attorneys.

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