Cops: Wyandanch Man Turned LIE into Speedway

23-year-old suspect stopped in Plainview clocked at 110 mph; second reported LIE chase in reported in the same morning.

pulled over a Wyandanch man on the Long Island Expressway in nearby Plainview Sunday morning after seeing him weave through traffic at speeds exceeding 110 mph.

Officers from the were responding to a call when they observed the defendant, Jason A Dyer, 23 of 26th Street, driving eastbound on the LIE in a 1996 Nissan Maxima. Dyer was clocked traveling in excess of 110 miles per hour, police said, changing lanes numerous times in an unsafe manner and failing to signal each time.

The officers managed to pull over Dyer in the vicinity of Round Swamp Road, Exit 48, in Plainview shortly after 7 a.m. During the traffic stop, police determined Dyer was driving with a suspended license. He was placed under arrest without incident.

Dyer is charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, aggravated unlicensed operation as well as multiple vehicle and traffic law violations. He was to be arraigned on Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.

It was the second wild chase and traffic stop involving an accused reckless driver that same morning.

Earlier Saturday, Nassau police charged a Queens’s man with reckless endangerment in Old Westbury, a few miles west of Plainview.

In that incident, Michael Contreras, 27 of Jamaica was westbound on the LIE about 3 a.m. when he was caught on radar driving at nearly 100 mph, police said.

At one point during the incident, Contreras stopped his Honda in the center lane, causing other vehicles to swerve to avoid hitting his car. Contreras continued a way before police pulled him over.

He was charged with drunk driving and driving with a forged inspection sticker. He was to be arraigned Sunday, as well.

Incidents like these have many people concerned and have caused numerous injuries and death along the Long Island Expressway.

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Ted Choate June 18, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Now if the police would only stop cars traveling at 80 or 90 MPH, or is that asking too much????
Doug June 19, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Let them pass. Don't be a left hand lane regulator.
ed adrion June 19, 2012 at 03:25 PM
agreed.....the other law which many motorist forget is the....'stay right except to pass' law....which also isn't enforced......as a primer....all drivers should be in the right or middle lanes "except" if they're passing a vehicle; if not move to the right......


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