NEWARK, NJ – A driver has been arrested after a high-speed car chase that ended with the man ramming a Clifton Police vehicle on Saturday morning.
According to Daily Voice, local police stopped a Honda Accord on eastbound Route 3 a little bit before 10:30 a.m. The driver, 26-year-old Joshua Ortiz, was asked to step out of his vehicle after he provided his documents to the officers.
Instead of exiting the car, he stepped on the gas and sped away from the scene on Route 21 going south. Police chased him through the city until he finally stopped close on McCarter highway near Governor Street. He shifted into reverse and rammed into a Clifton police car in an effort to escape.
However, his vehicle was surrounded by police cars and he was apprehended at the scene.
Ortiz is facing charges of eluding, aggravated assault on a police officer, and possession of marijuana for the bag found in his vehicle.
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