3 arrested after crashing stolen Jaguar following police chase on NJ highway

Kimberly Dole
September 16, 2020 - 6:40 pm
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PARSIPPANY, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- A trio was arrested after they crashed a stolen Jaguar on the exit ramp of a New Jersey highway following a chase by the owner's son and police on Tuesday night, officials said.

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The owner’s son saw the suspects take the luxury car around 10:30 p.m. and began to follow them in another car, authorities said.

A State Police trooper spotted the speeding Jaguar while patrolling Interstate 80 east and joined the chase before being told by dispatch that the vehicle matched the description of a car stolen minutes earlier, according to a State Police spokesman.

The driver of the stolen car refused to stop despite the trooper's patrol car’s lights and sirens.

A short time later, officials said the driver crashed the stolen Jaguar on the ramp to Exit 1 of Interstate 280 in Parsippany.

The driver and two passengers then jumped out of the car in an attempt to flee, State Police said.

State Police called in a helicopter and a K-9 unit from the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and all three suspects were arrested minutes later.

The driver, a 27-year-old man, and a 22-year-old man were charged with eluding, receiving stolen property, and resisting arrest.

The driver was also issued numerous summonses.

A third passenger, a 22-year-old woman was charged with hindering and later released police said.