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Suffolk sheriff’s office: 3 in fleeing car arrested after Brentwood crash

Three people in a Ford sedan fled from

Three people in a Ford sedan fled from a traffic stop, and the car crashed on a Bay Shore homeowner's lawn on Friday, July 14, 2017, authorities said. Photo Credit: Stringer News Service

Three people in a Ford sedan fled from a routine traffic stop and their car wound up careening onto a Brentwood home’s front lawn Friday afternoon, Suffolk County authorities said.

The 23-year-old male driver and his two passengers — a 20-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman — ran away after the crash at 12 Indiana Ave., said Michael Sharkey, the sheriff’s office chief of staff.

The trio were arrested, and no one was injured, he said.

The trouble began about 2:20 p.m. when a deputy sheriff saw the Ford speed by and then run a red light, Sharkey said.

The driver initially obeyed the deputy by pulling over on Spur Drive North, but he took off as the officer began walking up to the sedan, Sharkey said.

He said the deputy gave chase and the sedan “failed to negotiate a turn,” ending up on the lawn and nearly slamming into a house.

The identities of the three in custody were not immediately released; nor were details of any charges.

“At a bare minimum, the driver is facing any of the vehicle traffic charges that initially started it — and unlawfully fleeing,” Sharkey said.

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