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Man charged with eluding police in Hackettstown

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

On June 21, at around 6:28 p.m., a Hackettstown Police officer observed a driver of a vehicle not wearing his seatbelt on Route 46, police said.

The officer then activated the emergency lights on the patrol vehicle and entered Route 46 to initiate a motor vehicle stop. The vehicle then turned into the North Morris Apartments parking lot, located at 34 North Main Street, where the suspect parked his vehicle and fled on foot, police said.

The driver, who was identified as Raul L. Diaz, 57, of Independence Township, NJ, was observed by Independence Township police walking on Route 46 at Russling Road in their jurisdiction and was then arrested, police said.

Diaz was charged with eluding, driving while suspended, and failure to wear a seatbelt. He was released pending a court appearance, police 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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