Police have arrested a Brooklyn man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase and then causing a car accident.
The incident occurred around 1:15 a.m. According to authorities, the suspect was behind the wheel of a silver 2012 Infiniti G37 and driving northbound on Route 17 near Ridgewood Avenue. A traffic officer spotted the vehicle and noticed that it had “extremely tinted” windows. The cop also could not see a license plate visible on the suspect’s vehicle.
The police officer to pull over the suspect, but the suspect reportedly ignored him and continued driving away at a high rate of speed.
The car chase began in Paramus and ended with a collision on Route 17 north in Waldwick, NJ. The vehicle crash occurred along the highway’s wall near the Sheridan Avenue exit in Waldwick, New Jersey.
Police officers from Paramus and Waldwick arrested the suspect.
While the suspect was being placed under arrest, he reportedly admitted to police that he had been “smoking some weed.” A subsequent search of the suspect’s vehicle reportedly turned up burnt marijuana, in addition to two plastic bags filled with crack cocaine.
The suspect, a 36-year-old Brooklyn NY man, has been charged with eluding police, possession of crack cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Police also cited him for multiple traffic offenses, including driving with a suspended license and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
The suspect was transported to Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus so that he could be evaluated by doctors. After the suspect was processed and released from the medical facility, police took him to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Police Chase Ends with Crash in Waldwick.”