HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Warren County man is facing several charges after he allegedly eluded police earlier this month in Hackettstown.
On Sept. 21 at around 8:01 p.m., a Hackettstown officer observed a Red Dodge Challenger allegedly make an improper left turn out of the parking lot of 80 Main St and entered the roadway in a reckless manner, police said.
The officer activated the police vehicle’s emergency lights and siren in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The vehicle increased speed and passed another vehicle on the double yellow line, police said.
The vehicle then crashed into a vehicle on Route 46 near Overlook Dr in Independence Township. The vehicle continued and finally stopped in the Warren County Library’s parking lot, police said.
The driver was identified as William Kowalski, 26, of Independence Twp., NJ. He was charged with eluding, improper passing, improper turn, disregard of marked lanes and reckless driving.
Kowalski was released pending a court appearance.