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Hackettstown man charged with eluding police

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Hackettstown man was arrested after allegedly eluding an officer trying to stop him in Hackettstown Tuesday afternoon.

At around 4:35 p.m. and officer observed a vehicle allegedly travelling 49 mph in a 35 mph zone on Route 604, police said.

The officer activated his emergency lights and turned around to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle then immediately made a right-hand turn onto Franklin St and then took off in a reckless manner, police said.

The vehicle continued west on Franklin St and turned into his driveway. The officer located the vehicle and the driver who was standing in the doorway of his residence.  Police identified the driver as Daniel Farfan-Yoza, 22, police said.

Farfan-Yoza was charged with eluding, speeding, unlicensed driver, reckless driving, failure to possess a registration card, and failure to exhibit an insurance card.

Farfan-Yoza was released pending a court appearance.  

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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