MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County Jury found Derek Schor, 37, of Wayne guilty of one count of second-degree eluding while creating a risk of death or injury to any person, one count of fourth-degree resisting arrest by flight and one count of operating a motor vehicle during a period of license suspension, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.
On August 19, 2017, officers from the Pequannock Police Department attempted to pull over the Schor on Route 23 North at the intersection of Jackson Avenue after he committed an alleged theft at an Exxon gas station in Wayne, Knapp said.
Instead of complying with the officers signals to stop, Schor led multiple officers on a high-speed chase that ultimately culminated with the defendant crashing his vehicle on the entrance ramp for Route 287 in Riverdale. He then ran from his vehicle as police arrived and was eventually arrested in a nearby ravine area. It was also determined that he was driving while his license was suspended for a second or subsequent driving while intoxicated conviction, Knapp said.
On Feb. 28, the jury returned a verdict on the eluding and resisting arrest charges. Then on March 4, the jury returned a guilty verdict on the operating a motor vehicle during a period of license suspension charge.
Schor was remanded to the Morris County Jail and is expected to be sentenced on April 5.
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