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Shirley man needs stitches after leading Riverhead police on car chase

A Shirley man led police on a car chase through Riverhead early Saturday morning that ended when he slammed into a parked railroad vehicle.

Riverhead Town Police said Tremaine B. Kelly, 30, fled police after officers tried to pull him over for making an illegal U-turn on East Main Street just before 2 a.m.

Kelly sped down Hubbard Avenue for about two miles before losing control of the 2005 Honda Accord. He crashed the car into a railroad vehicle -- a truck carrying a chipper used to clear vegetation from the tracks -- parked on tracks near Edgar Avenue and Meetinghouse Creek Road, police said.

Kelly then fled on foot, but officers caught him after a brief chase, police said. He was the only person in the car.

The Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps took Kelly to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, where he was treated for a cut to his face that required stitches, said Riverhead Det. Mark Stromski.

Kelly was found to be in violation of his parole terms. He was also charged with fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and multiple vehicle and traffic violations, police said.

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