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Wanted woman crashes into telephone pole while fleeing police in Somerset County

BRANCHBURG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – A 25-year-old Bound Brook Borough woman was arrested over the weekend after she led police on a vehicle-pursuit and crashed into a telephone pole in Somerset County, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

On Saturday, July 9, at around 11:07 p.m. a Branchburg Township police officer attempted to stop a motor vehicle on Route 202 south for having an expired motor vehicle registration, McDonald said.

The vehicle failed to stop when signaled by the officer who activated his emergency police lights and siren. The  vehicle fled on Holland Brook Road at a high rate of speed and the officer immediately deactivated his police emergency lights and sirens and terminated the motor vehicle stop as the vehicle fled, McDonald said.

As the officer approached the intersection of Holland Brook Road and Old York Road, he observed the vehicle which had crashed into a telephone pole, McDonald said.

Responding officers rendered emergency medical aid to the female driver along with responding medical personnel. The female driver was transported to an area hospital and treated for injuries which she sustained from the motor vehicle crash, McDonald said.

The driver of the vehicle initially provided officers with a fictitious name but was later identified as Jerrie Lee Williams who was placed into custody without further incident, McDonald said.

Williams was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, New Brunswick Police Department, Franklin Township Police Department, and the Manville Police Department, McDonald said.

Williams was charged with third-degree eluding, hindering apprehension, and multiple motor vehicle summonses. She was lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing, McDonald 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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