MORRISTOWN, NJ - A Warren County man who crashed a car in Kenvil in August, while trying to escape police, pleaded guilty to attempting to elude arrest and now faces up to 10 years in prison, said authorities.
The man, Michael Gill, of Oxford, was initially charged with aggravated assault and other crimes after the Aug. 16 incident. He pleaded guilty Tuesday in state Superior Court to second-degree eluding as well as the motor vehicle offenses of driving while intoxicated on heroin and driving with a suspended license, according to the Morris County Prosecutor's Office.
The prosecutor's office said it will recommend Gill receive five years in prison when he is sentenced March. 2. Second-degree eluding carries a sentence ranging from five to 10 years in prison.
While trying to avoid arrest, Gill led police on a high-speed chase along Route 46 through Roxbury. The chase ended when the Nissan that Gill was driving smashed head-on into a pickup truck near the intersection of Ballentine Street. Gill's passenger, Casey Giles, 38, of Bridgewater, was also arrested after police learned she was wanted on outstanding warrants out of Somerset County, said state police.