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Man arrested after police pursuit ends in crash in Morris County

FLORHAM PARK, NJ (Morris County) – A 30-year-old Essex County man was arrested after leading New Jersey State Police on a pursuit that ended in a crash in Morris County Saturday morning, according to New Jersey State Police Sergeant Lawrence Peele.

On Feb. 13, at around 7:26 a.m., a trooper observed a white Hyundai Elantra travelling at a high rate of speed on Interstate 78 eastbound in Union Township, Union County. When the trooper activated the emergency lights and siren, the driver refused to stop and continued travelling eastbound at a high rate of speed, Peele said.

The Hyundai exited Interstate 78 to Route 24 westbound and continued at varying speeds before crashing into the center median in the area of milepost 5 in Florham Park, Peele said.

The driver, who was identified as Jesse Roberson of Irvington, did not sustain any serious injuries in the crash and was arrested at the scene, Peele said.

There were no other occupants in the Hyundai and no other vehicles were involved in the crash, Peele said.

Roberson was charged with eluding and several motor vehicle summonses, Peele said.

The incident remains under investigation, Peele 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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