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Man, 60, allegedly eludes NJ state troopers, crashes car on I-80 in Warren County

A Pennsylvania man was arrested after allegedly eluding troopers and crashing his car on Interstate 80 Sunday, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Philip Curry.

On Feb. 5, at 11:39 a.m., troopers were dispatched to the reports of an erratic driver on Interstate 80 westbound in the area of milepost 31 in Roxbury Township, Curry said.

The vehicle was located traveling westbound on I-80 in the area of milepost 29 in Roxbury Township and was observed driving partially in the grass median and the left lane of highway, Curry said.

Troopers attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop of the vehicle by activating the police car’s overhead emergency lights and siren but the vehicle did not stop and continued traveling westbound, Curry said.

The vehicle struck a guardrail at milepost 17.8 in Frelinghuysen Township and became disabled. The driver, who was identified as Efrain Rivera, 60, of Shawnee on Delaware was arrested without further incident, Curry said.

Rivera was issued several motor vehicle summonses and was charged criminally for eluding, Curry said.

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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