Driver Arrested After Police Pursuit into NJ Cemetery: Prosecutor - NBC New York

Driver Arrested After Police Pursuit into NJ Cemetery: Prosecutor

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    Driver Arrested After Police Pursuit into NJ Cemetery: Prosecutor
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    A driver who ran a red light in New Jersey sparked a police chase that ended in a cemetery, where he was brought down by a stun gun after an attempt to flee on foot, authorities said.

    The driver, whose identity wasn't disclosed by police, ran a red light at about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday in New Brunswick and refused to stop for a Rutgers University police officer.

    The officer broke off the pursuit, but the driver's 2002 Honda Accord was spotted by a Piscataway police officer who picked up the chase.

    The driver turned in to Resurrection Cemetery and circled several headstones near a funeral service before his Honda became stuck in a muddy area, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey.

    Four squad cars surrounded the Honda.

    At one point during the chase, an officer was struck by the vehicle and fired a single shot at the driver, Carey said.

    The officer was taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital where he was treated for an unspecified injury and released.

    The driver attempted to flee but was stopped by a stun gun. He was taken to a local hospital to be treated for a minor injury, Carey said.

    Criminal charges hadn't been filed.

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