A 43-year-old Shinnecock Reservation man turned himself in to authorities Tuesday afternoon, three days after he while fleeing, according to Southampton Village police.
Det. Sgt. Herman Lamison said Wednesday that Chester A. Franklin was identified through an investigation and police arranged for him to come to the to surrender himself.
Franklin was behind the wheel of an SUV that was under surveillance on Miller Road during a drug investigation, and when two police officers approached he drove toward them, Lamison said. One officer's foot was run over and the other officer was sideswiped by the fender, and both are out of work as they recover from soft tissue damage and muscular strains, he said.
Police said that as he fled, Franklin drove another driver off the road.
Franklin was charged with two counts of assault in the second degree and a count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor in the first degree, all felonies, as well as reckless driving and unlawfully fleeing from a police officer, both misdemeanors.
Lamison said Franklin was arraigned at and automatically remanded without bail to the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside because he is a multiple felon.