LINDEN – A Roselle man who led police on a chase in a stolen car was arrested early Tuesday morning, according to Linden Police Detective Lt. James Sarnicki.
Christopher F. Adams, 26, was charged with possession of stolen property, eluding police, and possession of burglary tools, according to Sarnicki. Adams was also issued nine motor vehicle summonses.
Officers Scott Jones and Michael Rizzo were on patrol when they noticed a silver Honda that failed to stop at a red light at McCandless Street and East Curtis Street at 12:43 a.m., according to police. The officers attempted to get the driver of the vehicle to pull over, but he fled at high speed according to Sarnicki.
The officers checked the license plate and determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Woodbridge. The driver eluded police until he lost control on East St. Georges Avenue at North Park Avenue and struck a pedestrian crosswalk signal post, according to authorities. The driver still attempted to get away, but the officers drew their weapons and apprehended him according to Sarnicki.
Adams was being held on $43,000 cash bail, which included a $500 contempt warrant from Roselle court, according to police.
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