An alleged drunken driver fled in his vehicle and later on foot after striking a police cruiser during a traffic stop in Commack early Saturday morning, Suffolk County police said.
Wymann Wiggins, 26, of Amityville, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest, among other charges, after police deployed stop sticks, a tire deflation device.
A Fourth Precinct sergeant initially performed a traffic stop on Wiggins’ car in a parking lot on Route 25 and Kings Park Road in Commack at 4:05 a.m. When the sergeant stepped out of his vehicle, Wiggins allegedly backed into the police cruiser several times and then fled the scene, police said. Officers attempted to pull over the vehicle a second time, but Wiggins allegedly fled, police said.
Officers later deployed stop sticks on Route 25 and Manor Road, puncturing the tires on Wiggins’ 2008 Toyota Avalon, police said. After the car crashed on Longfellow Drive in Huntington Station, Wiggins attempted to flee on foot, but was apprehended, police said.
Wiggins was also charged with unlawful fleeing a police officer, leaving the scene of an accident, criminal mischief, and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Wiggins will be held overnight before his arraignment Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.