New Jersey State Police received a report of a stolen vehicle driving eastbound on Route 80 in Rockaway, NJ. The call was received a short time before 3:00 a.m.
After state troopers located the motor vehicle, they allegedly saw it failing to maintain a lane as it swerved across multiple lanes on Route 80.
The vehicle, a white Dodge Caravan, began to slow down after police attempted to initiate a traffic stop near mile maker 38.3 in Denville, New Jersey. However, the car started to move erratically in the direction of the shoulder of the road before suddenly accelerating back onto the highway.
Police then pursued the vehicle in a high-speech chase. According to law enforcement, the suspects’ vehicle drove at speeds exceeding 100 MPH during the chase. The dangerous chase ended when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed near mile marker 46 in Parsippany, NJ.
The accident caused the suspects to be ejected from the vehicle and onto the highway. After the accident, the suspects were taken to Morristown Medical Center to receive medical treatment for their injuries.
Police investigated the incident and learned that the two suspects were juveniles who had run away from Pennsylvania. Investigators also reportedly confirmed that the suspects’ vehicle was stolen.
One suspect is currently being held at the Morris County Juvenile Detention Center. The other suspect is still being treated for his injuries, so he remains in custody at the Morristown hospital.
For further information about this case, view the DailyRecord.com article entitled “State Police: Juveniles Exceed 100 MPH in Parsippany, Ejected from Vehicle.”