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Suspect accused of leading cops on chase arraigned

Wymann Wiggins, 26, of Amityville, has been arrested

Wymann Wiggins, 26, of Amityville, has been arrested after repeatedly backing into a Suffolk County police sergeant's vehicle before pulling away and sparking a police chase Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 from Commack to Huntington Station, authorities said. Credit: SCPD

An Amityville man who was arrested after repeatedly backing into a Suffolk police cruiser Saturday pleaded not guilty to charges of resisting arrest and criminal mischief at his arraignment Sunday in First District Court in Central Islip.

Wymann Wiggins, 26, pleaded not guilty to nine separate charges stemming from the early Saturday morning incident that led to a police chase from Commack to Huntington Station.

Police said Wiggins was pulled over in a parking lot near Route 25 and Kings Park Road in Commack about 4 a.m. after a Fourth Precinct sergeant suspected he was driving while intoxicated.

After the sergeant got out of the cruiser, Wiggins backed his 2008 Toyota Avalon into the police vehicle several times before fleeing, police said.

Police spotted Wiggins driving along Route 25 in Commack, but were unsuccessful in pulling him over, so they used a spike strip to puncture his tires at East Jericho Turnpike and Manor Road. The vehicle kept going, later crashing on Longfellow Drive in Huntington Station. The suspect ran, leading officers on another pursuit before he was captured and arrested, police said.

Wiggins was charged with driving while intoxicated, unlawful fleeing of a police officer, leaving the scene of an accident, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He is scheduled for a court hearing Thursday, according to court records. His bail was set at $75,000 bond or $25,000 cash, which had not been posted as of Sunday night, according to court records.

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