CRESSKILL, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A mad dash from a traffic stop came to an abrupt end when a suspect crashed into a pair of police vehicles in Bergen County Friday afternoon.
The collision happened around 2 p.m. on Knickerbocker Road in Cresskill, where police say they were trying to stop a driver who was missing missing light.READ MORE: Paterson, N.J. Doubling Down On Vaccination Efforts As Omicron Variant Inches Closer
The suspect tried to drive away, and instead slammed straight into a patrol car that arrived on scene as backup.
“Preliminary investigation shows the suspect accelerated and rammed into the patrol vehicle head on, spinning that car around (as well as) his own,” Deputy Police Chief Jim Domville said. “Once he spun around he tried to leave in the opposite direction, which took him into the first patrol vehicle attempting to stop him.”READ MORE: Giving Tuesday: 12-Year-Old Chelsea Phaire Helps Prepare Dozens Of Gifts For Homeless Children
The suspect then tried to run away, but was quickly subdued by responding officers.
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