Three people were charged with stealing a car and crashing it early Tuesday morning in North New Hyde Park, according to police.
Police observed a 2012 black Infinity at 4:10 a.m. that was reported stolen and speeding through residential streets in the area before crashing at the intersection of Maple Drive and Old Farm Round South.
Three occupants in the vehicle attempted to flee the scene but were detained by authorities, police said.
Police said they recovered a knife and a white substance believed to be crack cocaine from the vehicle.
Clifton Woods, 22, of Roosevelt, Brianna Charuk, 23, of Islip Terrace and Justin Piechowicz, 20, of Massapequa were each charged in the incident.
Woods was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree. Charuk was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and grand larceny in the third degree. Piechowicz was charged with leaving the scene of an incident, criminal possession of a controlled substance and grand larceny in the third degree.