New Jersey State Police recently arrested a man accused of aiming a handgun at a state trooper on the side of the road in Teaneck, NJ.
According to authorities, a New Jersey State Trooper pulled over the suspect’s vehicle on Route 80 West after he observed the suspect committing several traffic violations.
The trooper spoke with the driver and determined that he was probably drunk. The trooper then administered field sobriety tests on the side of the roadway. When the suspect allegedly failed the field sobriety tests, the trooper tried to arrest him.
The suspect reportedly attempted to avoid arrest by running away. The suspect stopped once he got onto the center median of the highway. The trooper chased the suspect, caught up to him on the median, and wrestled him to the ground.
At some point during the altercation, the suspect allegedly pointed a handgun at the trooper. A second state trooper intervened and managed to get the handgun away from the suspect.
The suspect then allegedly attempted to run away once again, but police captured him a short distance away.
Police officers later recovered a .25-caliber handgun at the scene of the altercation.
The suspect will probably face a number of charges, including aggravated assault, resisting arrest, illegal handgun possession, and driving while intoxicated (DWI).
After being arrested, the suspect was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “N.J. Man Charged After Allegedly Pulling Gun on State Trooper, Report Says.”