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Man arrested after fleeing in stolen car, struggling with officers, police say

Thomas Hogya, 36, of Bayville, was charged with

Thomas Hogya, 36, of Bayville, was charged with counts including criminal possession of stolen property and unlawful fleeing of police, Nassau County police said. Credit: NCPD

A Bayville man was arrested after, Nassau County police said, he led authorities on a pursuit in a stolen car and struggled with officers in Roslyn Heights.

Police said they saw a blue BMW X1 driving erratically just before midnight Friday as it headed west on Northern Boulevard in Roslyn. An officer flashed his overhead emergency lights but the driver failed to yield, police said.

The driver refused to pull over until he was stopped on Oakdale Road in Roslyn Heights, where he struggled with officers before being taken into custody, police said. 

Police determined the BMW had been reported stolen Thursday from a home in Locust Valley.

The alleged driver, Thomas Hogya, 36, of Bayville, was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, unlawful fleeing of police, reckless driving, resisting arrest and driving without a license, along with various vehicle and traffic law violations.

He was to be arraigned Saturday in First District Court in Hempstead. It was not known if he had retained an attorney.

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