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LI driver eludes police, crashes into war memorial

April 19, 2011 3:24:58 AM PDT
Police on Long Island are searching for a driver who crashed his SUV into a war memorial while trying to get away officers.

The incident happened in Islip early Tuesday morning.

Police say they lost the SUV during a chase, then later found it overturned at the Islip Veterans Memorial Park near Town Hall.

The crash damaged part of the memorial's brick base.

Police say the driver ran from the crash, and they're now working to catch him.

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