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Coram man drives leads police on chase, cops say

A $10,000 cash bail was set Sunday for a Coram man who led police on a seven-minute chase along Route 25 from Jamesport into Southold after he refused to stop when police tried to pull him over, authorities said.

The suspect was identified as Jovan A. Bailey, 27, of Joyner Place.

According to a Riverhead Town police report, the incident occurred at 3:38 a.m. while Riverhead officers were on patrol looking for drunken drivers.

Authorities said Bailey refused to pull over and was pursued into Southold. Southold police finally got him to stop his vehicle at Route 25 and Peconic Lane by putting out stop-sticks that could puncture the suspect's tires.

It was not immediately clear why police initially wanted to pull over the vehicle.

Bailey was charged with unlawful fleeing of a police officer, reckless driving and numerous other vehicle and traffic violations but had not been charged with an alcohol-related offense. He was being held in the Suffolk County Jail following his arraignment in Riverhead justice court.

There were no injuries.

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