Cliffhanger Chase: Driver Survives Plunge Into Long Island Sound after Police Pursuit


New York, June 2022 – In a heart-stopping incident, a driver led police on an adrenaline-pumping chase across Long Island before making a daring plunge into the icy waters of Long Island Sound. Even more astonishingly, the driver emerged from the harrowing ordeal alive.

Chase Escalates to Unforeseen Heights

The nail-biting chase began in Southold when authorities responded to a domestic violence call. However, the suspect, defying orders, sped away, reaching speeds of up to 100 mph as he zig-zagged across eastern Long Island.

“Never Hits the Brakes…”

“He never hits the brakes, never slows down,” recounted Chief of Police Martin Flatley. The driver’s relentless pursuit took him to the edge of Sound Road in Greenport, where he careened towards the water without hesitation.

Cliffhanger Moment

[Image of car plunging off cliff into Long Island Sound]

As the vehicle approached the water’s edge, it gained speed, soaring over the bluff and plummeting approximately 100 feet into the icy depths of Long Island Sound.

Miraculous Rescue

To the astonishment of onlookers, the car landed in shallow waters, miraculously remaining afloat. Officers wasted no time diving into the frigid waters and rescuing the driver before he succumbed to hypothermia.

Pending Charges

The suspect, whose name has not been released, was apprehended and is expected to face charges for his reckless behavior. Despite the harrowing experience, the driver reportedly sustained no visible injuries.

Chief Flatley praised his officers’ heroic efforts in saving the driver’s life. “They acted quickly and decisively, putting themselves in harm’s way to ensure his survival.”

Questions Linger

While the suspect’s recklessness brought the chase to a dramatic end, questions remain about the underlying reason for his desperate flight. Police are still investigating the domestic violence incident that sparked the chase, and the driver’s motive for taking such extreme risks.

Lesson Learned

The incident serves as a sobering reminder of the consequences of reckless driving and the importance of seeking help when faced with overwhelming situations.

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