DUI driver takes police on chase, Valley Stream home invasion suspect killed, Snow predicted to hit Thursday and other LI news for January 17th, 2012

Written by Hannah M.  |  17. January 2012

Drugged Driver Caught After Chase

A man was arrested early Monday morning after a police chase ensued in Coram. Derrick Dixon, 37, of Centereach, was driving in a Chevy Suburban and failed to stop when police attempted to pull him over. It wasn’t until police put down spike strips – a devise that is used to pop tires – just east of Miller Place Road. Dixon was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, driving without a license and several traffic violations. He already faced charges of driving with high on drugs in January and November of last year. He is being held on $75,000 bail.

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Suspect Killed in North Valley Stream Home Invasion

One suspect of a home invasion incident in North Valley Stream was killed by Nassau County Police last night. An exchange of gunfire erupted as police showed up to the Dana Avenue home and several suspects fled the scene. No police were injured by gunfire but several officers were treated for psychological trauma and one was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

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Snow Predicted for Thursday Night

Long Island might see some snow and wintery weather finally sets in. National Weather Service forecasters are predicting a 30-percent chance of snow showers on Thursday night as the temperature drops to 28 degrees after sundown. Forecasters also predict between a tenth and a quarter of an inch of rain after midnight on Tuesday with wind gusts reaching up to 31mph. Wednesday will be sunny, however, with a high near 41 and a low of about 22 at night. Friday is also expected to be mostly sunny while Saturday may bring rain showers once again.

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Vigil Held for Shannan Gilbert

Just one month after finding the remains of Shannan Gilbert friend and family gathered to remember the slain woman. The group visited the marsh along Oak Beach where her remains had been discovered. Investigators believe that Gilbert, who worked as an escort, drowned after someone saw her running from a client’s home nearby. Mari Gilbert, Shannan’s mother, disagrees and feels that her daughter was murdered, having been a victim of the same killer or killers behind the deaths of ten other people whose bodies have been found in the area.

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