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ALPINE, NJ – An impaired driver crashed into a pursuing police cruiser after a chase on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Alpine on Monday night.

According to Daily Voice, police were alerted to the erratic driver when he sped past an officer on the northbound Palisades Interstate Parkway at about 9 p.m. 24-year-old. Richard Simpson was driving a Hyundai with Delaware tags. He struck a Honda as he changed into the left-hand lane after passing the police officer. The Honda was pushed into the center median but Simpson continued on at speeds that exceeded 100 MPH.

Simpson left the Parkway at Exit 4 after a second police officer came up to him with lights on. The officer pursued the suspect onto Route 9W. Simpson suddenly came to a stop, threw his car into the reverse, and slammed into the police vehicle behind him.

Simpson was arrested at the scene, along with his 22-year-old passenger, Tina Nancy Samuel. Simpson has been released but is facing charges of aggravated assault of a police officer, resisting, DWI, being under the influence of drugs, carrying drugs and an open container in his car, driving with a license, and myriad other charges. Samuel is also facing drug-related charges.

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