Amityville, NY - December 23, 2014 - Farmingdale troopers attempted to stop a gray Saab for speeding on the eastbound Southern State Parkway near exit 31(Bethpage Parkway). The Saab accelerated and continued eastbound on the Southern Parkway before exiting at exit 36(Straight Path). Troopers were able to read the license plate on the Saab before troopers lost sight of the vehicle. The registration check on the Saab came back to 4 East Smith Street in Amityville. Troopers patrolled to the address where they arrested Michael Richardson, age 30, of that same address, who admitted to driving the vehicle.
The defendant was charged with Reckless Driving(Misdemeanor), DWI(Misd.), Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle 3rd Degree(Class A Misd.), Reckless Endangerment(A Misd.), Misdemeanor Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, and several traffic violations including speeding(117 mph in a 55 zone). Mr. Richardson was held for arraignment in Nassau County First District Court.