According to law enforcement, the suspect was involved in a car accident at the intersection of Mount Pleasant Avenue and Ridgedale Avenue in Hanover, New Jersey. The car crash occurred sometime before 5 p.m. on a Friday.
Thankfully, no one was seriously injured as a result of the accident.
When the other driver began to dial 911 to report the motor vehicle accident, the suspect allegedly tried to steal the driver’s cell phone. After failing in her attempt to prevent the phone call, the suspect reportedly got into her car and sped off.
The investigation into the incident remains active and ongoing. Hanover police revealed that they were able to identify a person of interest because the other driver reported the accident and provided a partial registration.
If Hanover New Jersey police are eventually able to identify and locate the suspect, serious criminal charges could follow. Among the charges that the suspect could face are leaving the scene of an accident and obstruction of justice.
As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1, anyone who purposely obstructs, impairs, or prevents a public servant from lawfully performing an official function can be charged with a fourth degree felony. In this case, the suspect could be charged with fourth degree obstruction for allegedly interfering with police efforts to receive the 911 call from the other driver.
For more information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Woman Tried to Rip Phone from Hand of Driver Reporting Car Accident, Hanover Police Say.”