NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A driver is facing charges after police say he led officers on a dangerous chase through the Holland Tunnel in both directions.
Witnesses captured dramatic video of the arrest Tuesday.READ MORE: Long Island Nonprofit That Builds Homes For The Disabled Gets Overwhelming Public Support After Power Tools Stolen
It all started on the New York side, just before the evening rush.READ MORE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses 'In The Heights' Movie Colorism Criticism
The NYPD and Port Authority tried stopping the suspect for driving erratically, but police say the driver sped through the tunnel into New Jersey. The suspect then eventually went back through the tunnel, allegedly trying to evade officers.
One Port Authority officer accidentally fired his weapon while dragging the driver out of the car – but no one was struck.MORE NEWS: Fireworks To Honor Essential Workers Tonight As New York Lifts Most COVID Restrictions
Port Authority police have taken the driver into custody and the investigation into why the driver took off is ongoing.