Three men were arrested after troopers said they tried to run away from a stolen car on the Garden State Parkway in Ocean County.

State Police said they activated their lights and sirens just after 4 p.m. Monday near northbound Exit 69 to pull over a silver Honda Accord for a motor violation. The vehicle with three men didn’t stop, troopers said.

Trooper Charles Marchan said the Honda was stolen.

In the getaway attempt, the car ran off the road, struck a curb and became disabled, Marchan said.

NJ Incident Alert Network reported that a K9 unit used the scent from a shoe and a hat to find the trio hiding in the nearby woods. 

Municipal court records show Aquil Horne Jr., 18, of Newark, was ticketed for speeding at 107 miles per hour and not having a driver's license. He along with Deshawn Thompson, 23, and a 17-year-old, both from Newark, were charged with resisting arrest and receiving stolen property.

Horne was being held at the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing while Thompson was released pending a future appearance. The 17-year-old was released to a guardian.

The incident caused added to the delays on the northbound Parkway at the end of the holiday weekend.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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