Southampton police arrested a Calverton man on drug and weapon charges after he fled from police Saturday.
Carl Ligon, 41, of Calverton, led police on a high speed chase from the Riverside traffic circle, where he nearly ran over two workers, down County Route 94 before pulling into Calverton Hills and driving through a vehicle gate around 10:10 a.m., police said.
According to a police report, Mr. Ligon exited his vehicle near Hill Court and a foot pursuit commenced. An officer used a Taser to eventually take him into custody on a number of charges, including driving with 23 license suspensions, marijuana possession and possessing a billy club and gravity knife, officials said.
He was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration, two counts of second-degree reckless endangerment, three counts of misdemeanor aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, fourth-degree criminal mischief, third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and resisting arrest, all misdemeanors.
Mr. Ligon also faces several felony charges, including first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and DWAI drugs, both Class E felonies, and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a Class D felony.
• A Southampton man was arrested on drug charges in Riverside Monday.
According to a police report, William Hillen, 37, was stopped on Route 105 near Flanders Road around 1:02 a.m. for traffic infractions.
Police recovered crack cocaine and a crack pipe from the vehicle and, while attempting to place Mr. Hillen in handcuffs, he allegedly grabbed the pipe and threw it into a creek along the side of the roadway, destroying it, officials said.
He was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor and tampering with physical evidence, a Class E felony.
• Southampton Town police arrested a Riverhead woman for driving without a valid license in Hampton Bays Saturday.
Genise Adams, 39, was pulled over on Sunrise Highway in Hampton Bays around 10:11 p.m. when an officer found her registration was suspended.
She was charged with misdemeanor third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and three violations.
• Police arrested a Riverhead woman for drug possession last Monday.
Alisha Davis, 31, was found to be in possession of crack cocaine in Riverside around 11:17 a.m., police said.
She was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor, and released on an appearance ticket, officials said.
Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.