say they slapped multiple charges on a 34-year-old Calverton man after he led them on a high-speed chase before he crashed his car into a tree on Friday at 9:45 p.m.
According to Lt. Christopher Isola, when police attempted to stop Carl A. Ligon for speeding on County Road 104, Ligon failed to pull over and continued at an excessive speed, forcing officers to chase him, first by car then on foot.
During the chase, Ligon, said Ispola, recklessly drove through a stop sign and stop light and struck a tree.
"It got excessive to the point were we got close to having to discontinue the chase before it got out of control," said Isola. "But it ended positive."
Isola said Ligon eventually stopped in a driveway on Jessup Avenue and then fled on foot, but an officer and a detective manged to subdue him.
Ligon was charged with a number of traffic violations, including excessive speed, reckless driving, unsafe lane change, aggravated unlicensed in the first degree, a felony, aggravated unlicensed in the third degree, and leaving the scene of an accident.
He was also charged with unlawful fleeing of an officer, failure to comply with an officer, and resisting arrest.
Upon investigation, Isola said it was also found that Ligon was in possession of marijuana, cocaine, and PCP and was high on drugs. He was charged with DWAI, a felony since he had a prior conviction. He was also charged with circumventing an interlock device.
Isola says the Quogue Police Department was assisted by the , State Police and .
He also received charges related to drug possession, including two charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, and possession of marijuana. Other charges may be pending, said Isola.