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Police: Driver in Southern Parkway police pursuit arrested

Tyrone Moore, 29, of Copiague, wanted since he

Tyrone Moore, 29, of Copiague, wanted since he fled state troopers at more than 100 mph in a late-July pursuit that spanned two counties, was arrested Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at a motel in Massapequa, police said. Photo Credit: New York State Police

A Copiague man wanted since he fled state troopers at more than 100 mph in a late-July pursuit that spanned two counties was arrested Thursday at a motel in Massapequa, police said.

Tyrone Moore, 29, of Pleasantview Court, was arrested around noon at the Budget Inn on Carmen Mill Road, State Police said.

Moore was charged with third-degree unlawful fleeing of a police officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, second-degree reckless endangerment, driving while intoxicated, third-degree unauthorized use of a vehicle, second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana, police said.

He was arraigned Friday in First District Court in Hempstead and held on a bail of $5,000 bond or $2,500 cash, according to online court records. It was immediately known if he had an attorney.

Police said Moore had been sought since he fled a traffic stop on the eastbound Southern State Parkway on July 26.

It was then, police said, that a state trooper stopped Moore for suspicion of driving while intoxicated only to have him flee the scene in his black 2012 Honda Accord. Moore then led troopers on a pursuit through Nassau and into Suffolk at more than 100 mph, before that pursuit was terminated, police said.

The arrest of Moore on Thursday followed an investigation by the state police Troop L Gun Investigation Unit, the Long Island Heroin Task Force and U.S. marshals.

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