On Monday afternoon, a Bayonne woman led police on a wild chase along Avenue A, with speeds exceeding 60 miles per hour in a 25 mile-per-hour zone, according to reports. Around 12:52 p.m. Monday, a police officer was stopped at a red light heading northbound on Avenue A at 10th Street when a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero passed him on the left at a high rate of speed and blew through the red light continuing North on Avenue A. The police officer activated his overhead lights and immediately began pursuit and calling in for backup.
During the car chase, the woman ran through several red lights and passed multiple vehicles travelling on the roadway. The chase finally ended when the woman pulled into the driveway of a home at 644 Avenue A. However, the woman was not done with her antics just yet because she then decided it would be a good idea to get out of her car and run toward officers and yell at them for following her. Luckily, officers were able to subdue the frantic woman and gain control of her for long enough to handcuff her.
The woman now faces multiple traffic summonses, including reckless driving, two red light infractions, three unsafe lane changes, failure to exhibit a driver’s license, failure to exhibit vehicle registration and driving an uninsured vehicle, according to police. However that is the least of her problems – the bigger issue is that police charged her with Eluding a Police Officer which can easily be upgraded to a second degree indictable crime given these circumstances. The case will be sent to CJP at Hudson County Superior Court in Jersey City where it will most likely be indicted and handled by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. A second degree offense is punishable by 5 – 10 years in state prison with a presumption of incarceration for even a first time offender.