Louis Mancini Jr., 30, is in custody on multiple charges, according to reports.
SCPD arrested Louis Mancini Jr. of West Babylon, 30, after he stole a vehicle and crashed into a police car.
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West Babylon, NY - March 14, 2018 - Suffolk County Police arrested a man after he stole a vehicle and crashed into a police car, seriously injuring an officer in West Babylon on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
Louis Mancini Jr. stole a 2013 GMC Yukon from Frank’s Delicatessen, located at 1018 Little East Neck Road, West Babylon, NY, at approximately 11:15 a.m.
Approximately thirty minutes later, Mancini Jr. was traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Straight Path in West Babylon, NY, when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed head on into a police car traveling southbound on Straight Path.
Major Case Unit detectives charged Mancini Jr., 30, of West Babylon, with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, and Grand Larceny 3rd Degree.
Mancini Jr. is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 14, 2018.
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