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16-year-old leads police on chase in Sussex County

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – Police say a 16-year-old boy led a Byram Township officer on a chase before he crashed at the intersection Route 206 and Limecrest Road.

On July 13 at around 8:04 a.m., an officer was travelling on Route 206 south in the area of Cranberry Lake, when the officer observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed northbound and received a radar reading of 81 mph in a 50 mph zone, police said.

The Officer made a U-turn and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle, which was being operated by a 16-year-old boy from Yonkers, NY, allegedly increased in speed and began passing vehicles over the double yellow lines, police said.

The pursuit continued into Andover Borough where the suspect was involved in a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 206 and Limecrest Road. There were no injuries were reported, police said.

The 16-year-old boy was taken into custody without incident and charged with second-degree attempt to elude a police officer, unlicensed driver, speeding, reckless driving, open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and numerous other motor vehicle offenses. He was then released to a guardian. The boy’s name was not released because he is a juvenile.

Byram police were assisted at the scene by the New Jersey State Police and the Andover Township Police Department.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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