MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A pursuit last month in Mansfield Township has resulted in charges against a Newark man.
On Sept. 30, at 10:00 p.m., an officer observed a vehicle traveling 65 mph in a 35 mph zone. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle by activating the police vehicle’s emergency lights and siren, police said.
The vehicle accelerated and began passing cars. At one point the driver turned off his headlights in an attempt to elude the officer, police said.
The officer terminated the pursuit due to the danger the driver posed to the public. A description of the vehicle was broadcasted and the vehicle was located at a car wash in Washington where the driver attempted to hide from law enforcement, police said.
Said Abdul-Haqq, 27, was charged with eluding, driving while suspended, reckless driving, speeding, improper passing, failure to maintain lanes, lamps required, and failure to stop on an officers signal. He was released pending a court appearance, police said.