Alleged DWI Driver Stopped By Cops On Turnpike By Deflating His Tires
EAST BRUNSWICK – A Hackensack man was charged with Driving While Intoxicated when he was stopped by the cops after a car chase by deflating his tires.
Details of the incident given by Lt. Brian Polite stated that the pursuit began around 5:50 am on the Turnpike’s northbound car lanes near milepost 79 in East Brunswick. Police started following the suspect who led the authorities on a car chase which eventually ended around 6:07 am. near milepost 98.5 in Carteret.
The suspect was identified as 34-year-old Benjamin Torres. He was driving a silver Toyota Tacoma recklessly and speeding when authorities tried to stop him. However, Torres continued without stopping and a pursuit soon started.
A marked patrol car deployed its emergency lights and sirens and followed Torres in an attempt to stop him. The vehicles reached speeds of up to 75 mph as traffic on the highway was relatively light in the morning.
Authorities deployed spike strips at around milepost 92, and Torres soon ran over them which caused the tires of his vehicle to deflate.
He was arrested and charged with DWI and eluding the police.
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