MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Phillipsburg man has been arrested after he allegedly led Mansfield Township police on pursuit last month.
Robert L. Hann, 30, turned himself in on an outstanding warrant on Wednesday and was charged with second-degree eluding, disorderly conduct, reckless driving, careless driving, failure to maintain lanes, driving while suspended, unlicensed driver, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to keep right, failure to observe a traffic control device, failure to comply with the direction of an officer, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, and four equipment violations. He also faces charges from State Police and Washington Township, police said.
On September 10, at 1:28 pm police were called to a residence on the report of a suspicious vehicle with a broken out rear window that was driving around the residence blowing its horn, police said.
The vehicle had been called in by a citizen in Washington Township earlier in the day for exhibiting similar suspicious behavior, police said.
The vehicle passed by the officers as they arrived in the area. Officers activated their emergency lights and turned around to stop the vehicle. The vehicle accelerated and blew through a stop sign, police said.
The officers pursued the vehicle and lost sight of it, later locating it at the intersection of Titman Road and Route 519 in White Township, where it had crashed into another vehicle, police said.
Hann then fled on foot into heavy brush by the Pequest River and was unable to be located. He was later identified and a warrant was issued for his arrest, police said.
Hann was lodged in the Warren County Jail pending a court appearance.