A Wanaque NJ man was arrested after allegedly eluding police and leading officers on a high-speed pursuit in Parsippany, New Jersey.
According to authorities, a Parsippany patrol officer noticed the suspect’s car parked on the side of the driveway apron of the Days Inn located in Parsippany, NJ. The car’s blinker was reportedly turned on and the stereo’s volume was high.
The police officer approached the suspect’s vehicle and allegedly noticed that the suspect was “slumped to the right side” inside the car. The officer knocked on the window several times, eventually prompting the suspect to wake up.
The Parsippany police officer asked the suspect to produce his license and registration. According to law enforcement, the suspect failed to provide the documentation and instead started his car and drove off.
Police then chased the suspect down Route 46 east, traveling through Parsippany NJ and several neighboring communities.
The 39-year-old suspect, who lives in the Haskell section of Wanaque NJ, was eventually stopped and placed under arrest. He has been charged with a number of traffic offenses, including eluding an officer, speeding, reckless driving, careless driving, driving without a license, failure to observe traffic lanes, failure to maintain lane, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, failure to give proper signal, and failure to yield at an intersection.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Man Led Cops on Chase Along Route 46, Police Say.”