SADDLE BROOK, NJ – Police officers arrested a drunk driver on Thursday night after pursuing the woman for 10 miles during a car chase.
The Daily Voice reports that 45-year-old Jan Kotowski was drunk driving on East Route 80 on May 21. A New Jersey State trooper began pursuing Kotowski at around 9 p.m. when they noticed her Nissan Rogue weaving on the road.
The trooper signaled for Kotowski to pull over and turned on their lights and sirens, but Kotowski kept driving. Another trooper joined the chase and attempted to stop the car. However, Kotowski did not pull over until she reached Route 95 in Leonia.
Kotowski did not injure herself, the police officers, or any other drivers during the chase.
The police charged Kotowski with evading arrest and driving while intoxicated (DWI). She was released after the incident pending a court hearing.
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