EDISON—Shots were fired when police arrested two men on drug charges last night, Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan announced.
Edison police vice and narcotics detectives approached two suspects who were sitting in a car parked in the rear of the Edison Diner on Route 1 at 11 p.m. last night. After the officers identified themselves, Eugene Lockhart, 24, of New Brunswick got of the car and tried to flee, according to Bryan.
Quincy Clark, 34, of Edison attempted to run over the officers and Lockhart with the vehicle, Bryan said. One of the detectives fired two rounds and hit the fleeing vehicle, but no one was injured, police said. Lockhart was arrested at the diner
New Brunswick police were alerted and pursued Clark on Route 18, Bryan said. Police caught the suspect after his vehicle hit a utility pole in the vicinity of the New Brunswick Train Station, Bryan said. Several New Brunswick police vehicle were damaged in the chase.
The Edison detectives were taken to JFK Medical Center in Edison and were later released, police said.
Clark was charged with attempted murder, resisting arrest, possession of PCP, and possession with intent to distribute. He is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center. Bail has not been set.
Lockhart was charged with loitering to commit a drug offense.
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