East Hanover New Jersey police arrested three people accused of leading police on a high-speed pursuit that began on Route 80 East in Denville, NJ.
According to law enforcement, a New Jersey State Police trooper observed the vehicle being driven on the highway and traveling at a speed exceeding 100 mph. The car had Tennessee license plates.
The officer tried to bring the vehicle to a stop near mile marker 39.4, but the car’s driver did not slow down.
The car then blew past a construction zone, at which point the trooped ended his pursuit and alerted nearby police departments. Additionally, the trooper provided the police agencies with a detailed description of the suspects’ vehicle.
Not long after that, East Hanover patrol officers saw the car in the area.
The East Hanover police officers pulled over the vehicle and arrested the three occupants.
According to authorities, the three suspects are Pennsylvania residents. It remains unclear why the PA residents were in a Tennessee vehicle and traveling at such a high rate of speed on a New Jersey road.
The suspects were later transferred into the custody of New Jersey State Police for processing and criminal charges.
All three suspects were charged with eluding police and hindering apprehension. Additionally, the suspects were charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia because police officers allegedly found drugs inside the motor vehicle.
After being placed under arrest and formally charges, the suspects were transported to the Morris County Jail. Two of the suspects are being held at the facility on separate $125,000 bail amounts; the third suspect is being held on a $100,000 bail amount.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “100-mph Chase on Route 80 Ends with 3 Arrests.”