Wrong Way Driver on Route 1 was Doing Over 90 MPH

The man, who eluded capture, was fleeing a traffic stop in Trenton when he entered Lawrence Township speeding north in the southbound lanes of Route 1 early Saturday, police said.

Authorities early Saturday (Oct. 6) were working to identify and locate a man who they say was traveling in excess of 90 mph when he drove a sport utility vehicle the wrong way on Route 1 in Lawrence Township.

The suspect, allegedly wanted by Trenton police in connection with a drug investigation, fled a traffic stop in the state capital and, upon entering Lawrence, was spotted at 12:32 a.m. traveling north in the southbound lanes of Route 1, police said.

Fearing there might be a collision between the suspect’s vehicle and an innocent motorist, township police quickly tried to stop the oncoming traffic in advance of the speeding SUV.

The suspect, however, apparently reversed his direction at some point and abandoned his vehicle in the woods adjacent to a jughandle in the area of Darrah Lane. Police found the vehicle there at 12:58 a.m.

A search of the surrounding area was made using a township police dog. The suspect was tracked to Lawrence Shopping Center, but the man’s scent was lost there and he could not be located, police said.

The vehicle was impounded by Trenton police and taken away to be processed for evidence.

Police ask anyone with information about the man’s identity to call them at (609) 896-1111.


Sanriobaby October 07, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Thank goodness that idiot didn't injure or kill anyone while fleeing the police. Had this happend during the day, I doubt he or anyone else on the road would be so lucky...
John Kelly October 08, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Once again: Thanks for the coverage. Thank you, Michael Ratcliffe.
Steven A Martin November 24, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Rarely do these guys escape capture, or not injure or kill someone or themselves. Curious to see how long this guy remains at large.


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