OXFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Warren County man led police on a lengthy pursuit Friday night.
At 9:37 p.m., Washington Township police responded to a residence on Cambridge East in Oxford for an attempted stabbing. The female was held in the condo at knifepoint during the day, according to Washington Township Police Lieutenant James Teter.
Upon fleeing the scene, Pascucci allegedly hit the vehicle that had the person he was trying to stab. The airbags deployed an there were no injuries, Teter said.
Officers responding to the scene passed the Ford Windstar, driven by Lucciano Pascucci, 27, of Oxford, on Pequest Road. The two police officers pursued the vehicle onto Route 31 northbound, Teter said.
The Ford Windstar proceeded onto Route 46 west bound weaving all over the road almost hitting cars head on. The vehicle attempted to hit a few police cars, Teter said.
The vehicle continued into Knowlton Township and looped back onto Route 46 east bound into Oxford Township then back onto Route 46 in Hope Township and then on Interstate 80 east bound, Teter said.
Washington Township police were on the phone with Pascucci during the pursuit. He allegedly took pills and was holding a knife to his throat, Teter said.
Then at 10:51 p.m., State Police located Pascucci’s Ford Windstar on Interstate 80 east bound at exit 12, where he failed to stop for police, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sgt. Lawrence Peele.
Pascucci continued traveling east bound to mile marker 42, where he made a U-turn and began traveling west bound. Officers then used tire-deflation sticks at mile marker 24 where the vehicle struck the sticks, Peele said.
The pursuit ended after Pascucci’s vehicle hit the right hand guide rail at mile marker 19.6 in Allamuchy Township, Peele said.
Pasccucci suffered minor injuries and was transported to Hackettstown Medical Center. He was listed in stable condition on Saturday morning, Peele said.
Pascucci was arrested and facing multiple charges including eluding and driving while under the influence.
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