New Jersey State Police recently arrested two juveniles who allegedly led officers on a high-speed pursuit and then crashed their vehicle.
NJ State Police received a call about a stolen vehicle being driven eastbound on Route 80 in Rockaway, New Jersey. The call came shortly before 3:00 a.m.
Once troopers found the suspects’ vehicle, they reportedly observed that it had failed to maintain a lane and was traveling across several lanes of travel.
The car, a white Dodge Caravan, initially slowed down after police tried to initiate a traffic stop near mile maker 38.3 in Denville, NJ. However, the vehicle began to move erratically toward the shoulder of the road before accelerating back onto Route 80.
A high-speed pursuit followed. According to authorities, the suspects’ vehicle exceeded 100 MPH during the chase before the driver lost control and crashed around mile marker 46 in Parsippany, New Jersey.
The suspects were ejected out of the car and onto the highway as a result of the accident. Afterwards, both suspects were transported to Morristown Medical Center so that they could be treated for their injuries.
Law enforcement investigated the incident and determined that the two suspects were juvenile “runaways” who had come from Pennsylvania. Additionally, investigators reportedly confirmed that the Dodge Caravan had been stolen.
Authorities have not released much other information about the crash at this time. The official police report does not indicate whether the suspects were wearing seatbelts when the accident occurred. Additionally, the police report does not go into detail about the severity of the suspects’ injuries as a result of the crash.
One of the suspects is currently being held at the Morris County Juvenile Detention Center. The other suspect remains in custody at the Morristown hospital.
For more information about this case, see the DailyRecord.com article entitled “State Police: Juveniles Exceed 100 MPH in Parsippany, Ejected from Vehicle.”