Police: Unlicensed driver fled on foot after crashing BMW into fence, parked car
A Central Islip man was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after police said he crashed his 2015 BMW into a car parked in the driveway of a home in North Lindenhurst Sunday, then fled the scene on foot.
Suffolk County police said the crash occurred on eastbound Sunrise Highway near 45th Street at about 11:30 p.m. There were no reported injuries.
Police said Ronnell Thomas, 40, was driving the BMW when it crossed over the westbound lanes and careened through a gas station parking lot, crashed through a fence and hit a 2008 Lincoln that was parked in the driveway of a nearby home. Police said Thomas fled on foot but was arrested a short time later.
Thomas was charged with leaving the scene of an incident with property damage, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and third-degree criminal trespass.
He faces arraignment at a later date, police said.