Central Islip Man, 21, Fled Cops in Stolen Vehicle, Police Say

A 21-year-old Central Islip man was arrested Friday after he allegedly took police on a chase in a stolen vehicle that ended with him crashing into a guardrail on Sunrise Highway, Suffolk County police said.

The driver, Shanden Terry, was arrested on several charges, including unlawfully fleeing a police officer and reckless endangerment, plus criminal possession of marijuana. He was issued a total of 53 summonses, police said.

Metropolitan Transit Authority police reported that the vehicle, a 1994 Buick, had been stolen from the Ronkonkoma LIRR station earlier in the day, police said.

Terry allegedly fled after a Third Precinct officer attempted to perform a routine traffic stop on McKinney Street in Central Islip just before 6 p.m., police said. Terry didn’t stop, police said, and drove away while allegedly tossing drugs out of the vehicle.

A chase ensued but was later called off due to traffic conditions, police said.

Police, however, continued to monitor the vehicle from the air. A police helicopter followed Terry’s vehicle into Bellport, where it crashed into a guardrail on Sunrise Highway at Exit 56, police said.

Terry was also charged with criminal mischief and criminal trespass. MTA police are expected to charge him with additional counts related to the stolen vehicle.

He will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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