Police in Wharton NJ arrested a woman accused of leading police on a car chase.
The incident occurred on New Year’s Day. Wharton patrol officers allegedly saw the 21-year-old suspect speeding while driving a Toyota Camry on Route 15 in Wharton, NJ. When the officers tried to get the suspect to pull over, she allegedly ignored their commands and “fled the scene at a high rate of speed.”
The officers followed in pursuit and eventually ended up on Mount Hope Road in Rockaway Township, New Jersey. The chase came to an end when the suspect crashed her car while traveling south on the road.
According to authorities, the suspect and a passenger in the vehicle sustained minor injuries as a result of the accident. They were both transported to Morristown Medical Center, where they received treatment and were released a short time later.
The suspect has been charged with several criminal offenses, including eluding, assault by auto, aggravated assault, and driving with a suspended license. She also faces charges for possession of drug paraphernalia because police officers allegedly discovered drug-related items in her vehicle.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Sussex County Jail in Newton, NJ. She is being held at the jail in lieu of $200,000 bail.
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Sussex Woman Accused of Leading Police on Chase That Ended in Crash.”