Wharton NJ police arrested a woman who allegedly crashed her car after ignoring police commands to pull over.
On New Year’s Day, Wharton patrol officers reportedly saw the 21-year-old suspect driving a Toyota Camry and speeding on Route 15 in Wharton, New Jersey.
The officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspect allegedly “fled the scene at a high rate of speed.”
According to police, the suspect eventually ended up on Mount Hope Road in Rockaway Township. The chase ended when the suspect crashed her vehicle while traveling south on the road.
The suspect and a passenger in the vehicle were taken to Morristown Medical Center, where they received medical treatment for minor injuries caused by the accident.
The suspect faces a number of charges, including eluding, assault by auto, aggravated assault, and driving with a suspended license. She has also been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia because police allegedly found drug-related items in her car.
After being placed under arrest, the suspect was transported to the Sussex County Jail in Newton, New Jersey. She is being held at the facility on a $200,000 bail amount.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Sussex Woman Accused of Leading Police on Chase That Ended in Crash.”