A high-speed chase on Long Island ended Saturday with the arrests of the driver on a stolen vehicle charge and his passenger on a prostitution warrant, state police said.
The chase began at about 8 a.m. when NYPD officers responding to a report of an accident on the Southern State Parkway encountered a van at the border of Queens and Nassau County.
As officers approached the van, it sped away. The officers followed and were joined by state police in the pursuit.
The van pulled off the parkway at Nassau Road and soon pulled up to a house and parked in a flower bed in the front lawn.
The driver, Shean Wills, 26, of Copiague, bolted on foot, but was quickly nabbed by an NYPD officer, police said.
Troopers determined the van was stolen in Suffolk County and charged Wills with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, unlawfully fleeing a police officer, criminal mischief and criminal trespass.
Kimberly Rivas, 26, of Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, was arrested on two outstanding New York City warrants for prostitution, police said.
There was no information available as to whether Wills and Rivas have obtained lawyers who could comment on the charges.