NY Man Leads Police on Chase in Paramus, Waldwick, Ends with Car Crash
The incident went down a short time after 1:00 a.m. According to officials, the suspect was driving a silver 2012 Infiniti G37 northbound on Route 17 near Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus, NJ. A patrol cop officer noticed that the vehicle had “extremely tinted” window and that there was no license plate visible on the car.
The police officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the suspect reportedly ignored his requests to pull over and drove away at a high rate of speed.
The car chase eventually ended with a collision on Route 17 north, near the Sheridan Avenue exit in Waldwick, NJ.
Police officers from Paramus and Waldwick convened on the suspect and placed him under arrest.
While the suspect was being taken into custody, he reportedly told officers that he had been “smoking some weed.” When police subsequently searched the suspect’s car, they allegedly found burnt marijuana and two plastic bags filled with crack cocaine.
The suspect, a 36-year-old man from Brooklyn, New York, faces criminal charges for eluding police, possession of crack cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The suspect was also issued several traffic citations, including driving with a suspended license and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
After the accident, the suspect was taken to Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus NJ so that doctors could evaluate his condition. Once the suspect was checked out by doctors at the medical facility, he was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. The suspect was being held at the jail on a $25,000 bail amount.
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Police Chase Ends with Crash in Waldwick.”