RED BANK COPS IN HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT
Red Bank police abandoned a high-speed chase that took them up the Garden State Parkway nearly to the Raritan River early Friday morning, authorities say.
The incident began at about 1:30 a.m. when a patrol officer attempted to pull over a vehicle he had seen run a stop sign in the vicinity of Linden Place and Broad Street, Captain Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen.
The suspect briefly slowed as though to stop, but sped off, he said.
The officer gave chase and was joined by a second patrol car as the suspect vehicle, with New York tags, raced west along Newman Springs Road and then onto the northbound Parkway, McConnell said.
State Police also joined the chase, which reached speeds of about 90 miles an hour, he said.
McConnell said the police kept a safe distance from the fleeing car in the hope that the driver would pull over, “but this guy wasn’t stopping, so they terminated the pursuit” as they neared the Driscoll Bridge over the Raritan.
McConnell said authorities are still investigating. “We have a plate number,” he said.