Police Chase Suspect through Paramus, Waldwick, Driver Charged with Eluding Police
Police recently arrested a Brooklyn NY man who allegedly led police on a high-speed pursuit and then caused a car accident.
The traffic accident occurred around 1:15 a.m. According to law enforcement, the suspect was driving a silver 2012 Infiniti G37 northbound on Route 17 around Ridgewood Avenue when a patrol cop saw that the vehicle had “extremely tinted” windows. Additionally, the cop could not see a license plate visible.
The police officer attempted to stop the suspect’s vehicle, but the suspect allegedly ignored him and kept driving at a high rate of speed.
The car chase, which started in Paramus NJ, ended with a collision on Route 17 north in Waldwick, New Jersey. The car crash occurred along the highway’s wall near the Sheridan Avenue exit, around Hollywood Avenue in Waldwick NJ.
Police officers from Paramus and Waldwick subsequently placed the suspect under arrest.
While being arrested, the suspect allegedly admitted to police that he had been “smoking some weed.” Police officers later searched the suspect’s vehicle and allegedly discovered burnt marijuana, as well as two plastic bags filled with crack cocaine.
The suspect, a 36-year-old man from Brooklyn, was charged with eluding police, possession of crack cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Law enforcement also issued him traffic citations for driving with a suspended license and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
The suspect was taken to Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus to be evaluated by doctors. After the suspect was processed and released from the hospital, police transported him to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the jail in lieu of a $25K bail amount.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Police Chase Ends with Crash in Waldwick.”