BAYONNE, NJ – A Local man faces multiple charges stemming from a hit-and-run chase through Bayonne on Sunday morning.
Andrew Spring, 19, of Jersey City, was charged with DWI, eluding an officer and resisting arrest after police determined Spring was responsible for a hit-and-run in the area of Avenue C and Merritt Street, a police report said.
According to a witness, while driving a 2017 Hyundai, Spring swerved off the road and struck a parked car. An investigation found the Hyundai was reported stolen in Jersey City.
The witness called police, who attempted to stop Spring, however, instead of stopping, Spring “initiated a pursuit by disregarding the officer’s attempt to stop him and increased his speed toward the area of 53rd Street and Avenue C,” the report said.
Police said they ended the chase as “conditions and speeds became too dangerous,” however, the officer observed Spring crash into a second parked car on Merritt Street and Avenue C.
When the officer approached the vehicle, a passenger in Spring’s car fled down an alleyway. Spring attempted to do the same, but stopped when he saw officers in pursuit.
The investigation at the scene found Spring to be “under the influence of a narcotic.” Spring was arrested and transported to Bayonne Medical Center after complaining of leg pain.
Spring was taken to Hudson County Jail after being released from the hospital.