Man Due in Court in West Hempstead Crash

Farmingdale resident accused of fleeing police.

A Farmingdale man arrested earlier this month after a police chase is due in court Thursday.

Nassau County police said Daniel F. Aviles was one of three men arrested after he was spotted recklessly operating a Ford SUV in West Hempstead.

According to police, Aviles and his passengers were screaming out of the windows, swerving in the roadway and tailgating a car in front of them.

After disobeying an order to pull over, Aviles continued at a high rate of speed but lost control of the SUV, causing the vehicle to overturn and strike a tree, police said.

He and his passengers are also accused of setting off fireworks in mailboxes in Elmont.

Aviles is charged with criminal mischief, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlawful fleeing of a police officer in the third degree, reckless driving, DWI, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operator vehicle and multiple vehicle traffic law violations.

He is scheduled to appear in First District Court.

Heidi Khalek April 22, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Alex April 22, 2012 at 03:06 PM
One word, JAIL
Alex April 22, 2012 at 03:08 PM
your loved one, child, etc could have been run over while these low life thugs sped away from a police officer. JAIL all the people like this, DON'T let them out after 6 months and our communities will be safer
Helen April 22, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Thank God he didn't hurt/kill anyone. What a jack%$$. What on earth possessed him and his friends to act like idiots? Too bad he can't be charged on what COULD have happened - ie manslaughter?


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