Edison, NJ – Edison Police Officer Andrew Roy, a 16 year police department veteran, suffered leg and hip injuries at 8:10 a.m today after he got pinned between a student’s moving car and a parked vehicle outside J.P Stevens High School. The driver – who police describe as a distraught 18 year old female student – fled the scene in a grey Volvo S-60, heading north on Grove Avenue. Police took her into custody a short time later near a Stop & Shop on Inman Avenue.
She is undergoing psychiatric evaluation at the Rutgers University’s Behavioral Health Care facility in Piscataway. Police have charged her with aggravated assault, obstruction and eluding arrest.
“My first concern is for the health and wellbeing and recovery of Officer Andrew Roy. He’s one of my officers, an excellent officer, 16 year veteran,” said Police Chief Thomas Bryan, adding “this morning he was attempting to render assistance to a troubled young lady who’s 18 years of age and prevent her from leaving JP Stevens in her vehicle, obviously so she wouldn’t cause harm to herself or anybody else because she was mentally distraught.”
Roy, 42, assigned to the high school as a resource officer, was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick for evaluation and treatment, police said.
“The medical team began to work on him and it appears that he will be alright and they are treating him for non-life threatening injuries,’ said Chief Bryan.