Morristown man arrested after high-speed highway chase

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State Police apprehended a Morristown man who led them on a high speed chase Tuesday that ended in Warren County.

Police in Morristown were dispatched to the Midtown Shopping Center parking lot on Morris Street at 2:15 pm to investigate a report of a man possibly having a seizure inside a parked red vehicle, Morristown police Capt. Michael Buckley said in a statement on Thursday.

As Officer Chris Little approached a red 2013 Hyundai Sonata, the male driver–later identified as Marshall Green, 29– threw the vehicle into reverse and sped off at high speed through the parking lot, then headed east on Morris Street, “weaving through traffic and driving in an unsafe manner,” Buckley said.

Officer James Krauss attempted to stop the Sonata, but the driver ignored the officer’s emergency lights and siren and continued at high speed onto northbound Route 287 to westbound Route 80, Buckley reported.

New Jersey State Police took up the chase.

“At the intersection of US 46 and County Road 519 in White Township, troopers deployed stop sticks and the vehicle became disabled and stopped at the US Gas Station,” said State Trooper Alejandro Goez.

Green was charged with eluding police and multiple motor vehicle summonses, and was turned over to police in Wayne, where he was wanted on additional charges, Goez said.

This story was updated to include information from the State Police.

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