A Morristown, NJ man was arrested after allegedly eluding police and crashing his pickup truck on the Garden State Parkway.
According to New Jersey State Police, the chase began in Union. Eventually, 26-year-old Eiber Betancur crashed near mile marker 154 on the GSP. Police had deployed stop sticks to puncture the vehicle’s tires.
Police first noticed Betancur when he allegedly made at least two illegal U-turns on the highway.
In New Jersey, eluding is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2. As set forth by the statute, eluding can be classified as either a second degree charge or a third degree charge, depending upon whether the attempt to elude created a risk of injury. In this case, Betancur could potentially face up to 10 years in NJ State Prison if he is convicted of second degree eluding.
After the crash, Betancur was taken to East Orange Hospital for minor injuries. He was later transported to the Essex County Jail, where he was being held on $25,000 bail.
For more information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Police Pursuit of Morristown Man Along Garden State Parkway Ends with Crash Near Clifton.“