Long Island, NY - March 14, 2017 - On March 13, 2017, at about 8:00 pm, a Brentwood trooper was dispatched to a suspicious vehicle, traveling on the eastbound Southern State Parkway, that had reportedly been following another vehicle from a residence in Queens. The trooper established a stationary patrol in the area of exit 29 (State Route 107) and was able to identify the suspicious vehicle, a 2006 Volvo S60, that was following a family in their Toyota. The trooper attempted to conduct a vehicle and traffic stop on the Volvo, but it failed to comply and began to flee. The trooper pursued the Volvo, until it exited the Southern State Parkway at exit 33 (State Route 109), where it attempted to pass in between two vehicles that were stopped at the end of the exit ramp. This resulted in the Volvo getting wedged in between the two vehicles.
The driver, who was identified as Mohamed Z. Rahman, age 31, of Jamaica, Queens, was subsequently taken into custody by the trooper. Investigation revealed that Mr. Rahman was impaired by drugs and was in possession of synthetic methamphetamine.
Mr. Rahman was charged with Unlawful Fleeing from a Police Officer 3rd (A Misd.), DWAI-Drugs, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th (A Misd.) and traffic violations. Mr. Rahman will be arraigned at Suffolk County 1st District Court on March 14, 2017 at 9:00 am.