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Warren County man charged after police pursuit

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Warren County man was arrested Saturday afternoon after leading Hackettstown police on a car chase that went through two counties.

On May 30, at around 1:22 p.m., a Hackettstown Police officer observed a vehicle driven by Brandon Ivens, 32, of Port Murray, NJ, who had an active no bail Mansfield Township warrant and a NJ wanted person warrant that was issued by the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office for a fraud offense, police said.

There was a “Be On The Look Out” for the vehicle due to the driver having the warrants and possibly in possession of a knife, police siad.

The officer activated the police vehicle’s emergency lights and siren, and attempted to stop the vehicle, police said. Ivens did not stop and eluded officers as he drove in a reckless manner, police said.

Ivens continued on Route 46 into Independence Township, where he threw suspected Controlled Dangerous Substance out the window. He then continued to elude the officers as he drove through Warren and then into Hunterdon County, police said.

At around 1:54 p.m., Hackettstown police terminated the pursuit on Route 31 in Glen Gardner and Ivens was eventually arrested in Hunterdon County, police said.

Ivens was charged with possession of 14 glassine baggies of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hypodermic syringe, tampering with evidence, obstruct administration of law, eluding, reckless driving, failure to give proper signal, failure to maintain lane,  improper passing, littering from a motor vehicle, and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle.

Ivens was lodged in the Warren County Correctional Facility.

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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