NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A joy ride ended unhappily on Saturday for one alleged car thief.

Nicholas Visco, a 41-year-old man from Metuchen, allegedly stole a yellow taxi around 9:30 p.m. March 4 from the cab stand outside the New Brunswick Train Station, according to city police.

The vehicle was running with the keys inside when the alleged theft occurred, New Brunswick Police Capt. J.T. Miller told TAPinto New Brunswick.

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Visco then allegedly turned right onto Easton Avenue and drove the taxi cab toward Franklin Township. New Brunswick police saw the stolen vehicle on the road and tried to pull Visco over.

But he allegedly kept the pedal to the metal in an alleged attempt to elude cops, Miller said.

Shortly after, he allegedly crashed the cab at the intersection of Easton Avenue and Willow Street in Somerset, a couple of blocks from Rutgers Preparatory School.

Cops charged Visco with theft, eluding, resisting arrest and “a multitude of motor vehicle violations,” Miller said.

Police took Visco into custody and transported him to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.