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Roselle EMT Tries to Elude Roselle Park Police - Chase Ensues

Roselle EMT - Jashar Banks, age 21, tries to elude police Credits: Roselle Park Police

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Police report that an attempt to stop a black motorcycle last Wednesday at approximately 2:55p.m. ensued in to a chase that lead Roselle Park Police into the City of Elizabeth. 

According to police, Ptl. Richard Gaylord attempted to stop the motor cycle that had no license plate visible. Upon activating the patrol cars overhead lights and siren, police said the driver of the motorcycle ignored the signals and refused to pull to the side of the road. 

Police said, the driver accelerated and conducted several unsafe maneuvers to elude them disregarding his safety and the safety of the public. The driver Jashar Banks, age 21, and an EMT from Roselle, eventually traveled into the City of Elizabeth where he was apprehended by Roselle Park Police at the intersection of W. Grand St. and Grove St. 

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Police said, Banks was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Eluding, and the following motor vehicle summonses: 

39:3-33 - Improper display of plates
39:4-125 - Improper U-turn
39:4-126 - Failure to signal
39:4-96 - Reckless Driving
39:4-97 - Careless Driving
39:4-82 - Failure to stop for emergency vehicles
39:4-81 - Failure to observe traffic signal
39:4-88b - Failure to maintain lane
39:4-85 - Improper Passing
39:4-115B -Failure to stop before making a right turn on red
39:4-98 - Speeding
39:4-85 - Improper Passing
39:6b-2 - No Insurance

According to Lt. Manuel Jimenez, Banks was transported to Union County Jail in Lieu of $50,000 bail.

Police continue to investigate this incident and several others involving reckless motorcycle drivers in the area. Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to contact Roselle Park Police at 908-245-2300.


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