The chase ended when Stanley Joiner, 21, lost control in Islip and crashed, causing the rupture of an underground natural gas line, cops say.
Islip, NY - March 21, 2019 - On Monday, March 11, 2019, at approximately 1:25 p.m., troopers attempted to conduct a vehicle and traffic stop on a 2014 Mercedes Benz, ML350, on the eastbound side of the Southern State Parkway, west of State Route 111 (Exit 43), in the Town of Islip, Suffolk County, NY, for traveling at 105 mph. The operator of the vehicle, Stanley Joiner, age 21, of Wyndanch, NY, attempted to flee.
Following a short pursuit off of the parkway, Mr. Joiner lost control of the vehicle and crashed at the intersection of Spur Drive South and Broadway, causing the rupture of an underground natural gas line. The vehicle became immobilized on a telephone pole guy-wire when Mr. Joiner and his passenger, Starrief Green, age 20, of Wyndanch, NY, leapt from the vehicle and fled on foot.
Mr. Joiner was quickly taken into custody by the pursuing Trooper in a nearby backyard and Green was apprehended by a Suffolk County Police K9 Officer, in a backyard, following a neighborhood search.
Investigation of the incident revealed that Mr. Joiner and Mr. Green were in possession of Heroin, Fentanyl and Cocaine. National Grid was notified and quickly responded to the scene, making necessary repairs to the ruptured gas line.
Mr. Joiner and Mr. Green were charged with four counts each of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (B Felony), two counts each of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th (A Misdemeanor), Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia 2nd (A Misdemeanor) and Obstructing Governmental Administration (A Misdemeanor). Mr. Joiner was additionally charged with Criminal Mischief 2nd (D Felony), Reckless Endangerment 2nd (A Misdemeanor), Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle 3rd (A Misdemeanor), Resisting Arrest (A Misdemeanor) and Reckless Endangerment of Property (B Misdemeanor) as well as numerous Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. Mr. Joiner and Mr. Green were arraigned on March 12, 2019 and were held on $250,000 bond or $100,000 bail.
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