PERTH AMBOY — Perth Amboy police responding to a hit-and-run accident report arrested three people after a high-speed chase last month.
Gilberto Montesino-Carmona, 25, of Newark, was charged with driving while intoxicated, eluding police, resisting arrest, and obstructing justice. Two passengers, Carlos Jose Diaz-Lora, 19, also of Newark, and Cesar Julio Rodriguez, age and residence not released, were charged with resisting arrest and obstructing justice.
Police Sergeant Andy Montalvo was patrolling the area of Alpine and Francis streets at 11:55 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, when he received a radio call of a hit and run motor vehicle accident that had just occurred in front of 460 Amboy Avenue.
Montalvo spotted the suspect vehicle on Amboy Avenue traveling at a high rate of speed with three occupants. He tried to stop it, but the driver sped away, passing numerous cars on the wrong side of the road, reaching speeds of approximately 70 mph and almost hitting several parked cars, authorities said.
The vehicle was finally stopped in the area of Division Street. Montesino-Carmona opened the driver side door and started running towards a set of railroad tracks, but Montalvo apprehended his suspect and placed him under arrest, authorities said. Officers Rafael Puntiel and Ethan Boyd arrived as back up and apprehended the other two suspects in the vehicle.
The charges against the suspects are merely accusations; they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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