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Queens man arrested on drug charges after fleeing cops, police say

Mohamed Z. Rahman, 31, of Queens, was arrested

Mohamed Z. Rahman, 31, of Queens, was arrested Monday, March 13, 2017, and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful fleeing from a police officer after a trooper tried to stop him on the Southern State Parkway, officials said. Credit: NYSP

The report of a family being followed by a suspicious vehicle on the Southern State Parkway from Queens into Nassau County led to an arrest on drug charges by a state trooper Monday evening.

Mohamed Z. Rahman, 31, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree unlawful fleeing from a police officer.

He faces arraignment Tuesday in First District Court in Central Islip.

Police said a State Police trooper from the Brentwood Barracks was dispatched to locate the 2006 Volvo S60 driven by Rahman at about 8 p.m. after police received a call notifying them that the vehicle had been following their car on the eastbound Southern State from Queens into Nassau County. The trooper found Rahman and the Volvo near Exit 29, Route 107, on the North Massapequa-Seaford border and attempted to stop the car. Instead, police said, Rahman fled, leading the trooper on a pursuit.

That pursuit ended, police said, when Rahman exited the Southern State at Exit 33, Route 109, in East Farmingdale and his Volvo became wedged between two cars on the exit ramp. During a subsequent search, police said the trooper found that Rahman was in possession of synthetic methamphetamine. The investigation into the incident is continuing.

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