Police arrested a Morristown, NJ man after he allegedly led police on a low-speed pursuit and then crashed his pickup truck on the Garden State Parkway.
According to New Jersey State Police, the chase began in Union, NJ before eventually ending in Clifton, near mile marker 154 on the GSP.
Police allegedly observed 26-year-old Eiber Betancur make at least two illegal U-turns on the highway. When they attempted to stop Betancur, he allegedly drove off.
Police eventually subdued Betancur by using stop sticks to puncture the tires on Betancur’s pickup truck.
After being stopped, Betancur was charged with drunk driving and eluding police.
In New Jersey, eluding is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2. In accordance with the statute, eluding can be classified as either a second degree felony or a third degree felony. If Betancur is convicted of second degree eluding, he could be sentenced to up to 10 years in state prison.
After the crash, Betancur was taken to East Orange Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He was later taken to the Essex County Jail, where he was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Police Pursuit of Morristown Man Along Garden State Parkway Ends with Crash Near Clifton.”
If you are facing eluding charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.