Police chase on Palisades Parkway leads to guns, drug charges

By Travis Tormey posted in Gun Charges on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Palisades Interstate police officer stopped a New York driver for having tinted windows and smelled marijuana. The driver sped away attempting to flee and led the officers on three-mile high speed chase before jumping out of the vehicle and fleeing on foot. He allegedly dropped several firearms on his way through the woods before he was eventually apprehended by police. According to the Bergen record article, a semiautomatic .40 caliber handgun was found loaded. Police also obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and found marijuana and ski masks along with duct tape and flexible handcuff restraints.

The defendant has been charged with possession of handguns, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, obstructing the administration of law, attempting to elude police, hindering apprehension, possession of hollow point bullets, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and possession of marijuana. He was being held Tuesday in the Bergen County Jail in lieu of $195,000 bail.

For additional information, see the Bergen Record article entitled, “NYC man chased down in Alpine allegedly had loaded guns, restraints, drugs”.


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