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.