Stolen car leads State Police on Turnpike pursuit, police say
A stolen car led State Police on a pursuit on the New Jersey Turnpike for the second Sunday morning in a row.
An officer responded to a 911 call about a disabled car near exit #13A on the shoulder of the southbound outer lanes around 10 a.m. in Chesterfield, according to State Police spokesman Alejandro Goez. The white Lexus took off on the officer and continued south on the Turnpike but used a maintenance overpass to change direction and head back north in the inner lanes.
Goez said the pursuit continued at "varying speeds" until the car, which Goez said was stolen from Hartford, Conn, became disabled and pulled over to the shoulder near the Joyce Kilmer service area in East Brunswick. The driver was taken into custody without incident.
No other vehicles were involved with the pursuit.
Sean Orgel of Randolph, Mass. led police on a 30-mile pursuit last Sunday when he refused to stop for a traffic violation in East Windsor. Officers used a Stop Stick to end the pursuit.
Orgel was arrested and charged with eluding and other traffic summonses, according to Flynn.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.
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