Cops: High-speed chase ends with driver injured

Tremaine B. Kelly. (Credit: Riverhead police)
Tremaine B. Kelly. (Credit: Riverhead police)

A Shirley man led police on a high-speed chase through Riverhead early Saturday morning before crashing the vehicle and attempting to flee on foot, Riverhead Town police said. 

Tremaine B. Kelly, 30, was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center after the crash and is due to face a misdemeanor charge and numerous vehicle and traffic violations, police said. Mr. Kelly was also found to be in violation of parole, police said.

A marked Riverhead police car attempted to pull over a 2005 Honda Accord driven by Mr. Kelly at 1:58 a.m. Saturday on East Main Street near OK Petro, police said. The vehicle fled eastbound onto Hubbard Avenue before Mr. Kelly allegedly lost control near Edgar Avenue and Meetinghouse Creek Road. The car came in contact with the railroad tracks and struck a parked railroad vehicle, police said.

Mr. Kelly tried to flee on foot and was quickly apprehended after a short pursuit, police said.

Mr. Kelly was transported to PBMC for his injuries. He was issued a desk appearance for a later court date because he was in the hospital, police said. The extent of his injuries was not released.

He was charged with misdemeanor unlawful fleeing of a police officer in a motor vehicle on top of the vehicle and traffic violations.

According to previous reports, Mr. Kelly was arrested as part of a gang-related cocaine bust in 2011. The East End Drug Task Force arrested 23 people during the sweep.