According to officials, a New Jersey State Police trooper saw the vehicle traveling at a speed of more than 100 mph on the highway. The vehicle reportedly had Tennessee license plates.
The officer attempted to stop the car near mile marker 39.4, but the vehicle did not slow down.
When the suspects’ car blazed through a construction zone, the trooper ended his pursuit and notified neighboring police departments of the chase. The trooper also provided a detailed description of the vehicle.
Sometime later, East Hanover police spotted the car in the area.
Police stopped the vehicle and arrested the three occupants. According to law enforcement, the three suspects are all residents of Pennsylvania. At this time, it is unclear why the PA residents were driving a Tennessee vehicle in New Jersey.
The suspects were later handed over to New Jersey State Police for processing and the filing of formal charges.
All three suspects have been charged with eluding police and hindering apprehension. Additionally, the suspects have been charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia because police allegedly discovered drugs inside the vehicle.
After being arrested and charged, the suspects were taken to the Morris County Jail. Two of the suspects are being held at the facility in lieu of $125,000 bail amounts; the third suspect is being held in lieu of a $100,000 bail amount.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “100-mph Chase on Route 80 Ends with 3 Arrests.”