Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald and Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor announced the arrest of Jerrie Lee Williams, 25, of Bound Brook, for eluding and multiple arrest warrants.
According to county officials, Jerrie Lee Williams attempted to flee from police resulting in a motor vehicle crash while traveling in Branchburg Township, New Jersey.
Prosecutor McDonald stated that on Saturday, July 9, at approximately 11:07 p.m., a Branchburg Township Police officer attempted to stop a motor vehicle on Route 202 south for having an expired motor vehicle registration.
The vehicle failed to stop when signaled by the officer, who activated his emergency police lights and siren. The subject vehicle fled on Holland Brook Road at a high rate of speed.
According to Prosecutor McDonald, the officer immediately deactivated his police emergency lights and sirens and terminated the motor vehicle stop as the subject vehicle fled.
Subsequently, as the officer approached the intersection of Holland Brook Road and Old York Road, he observed the subject vehicle, which had crashed into a telephone pole.
Responding Branchburg Police rendered emergency medical aid to the female driver along with responding medical personnel.
Prosecutor McDonald said that the female driver was transported to an area hospital and treated for injuries that she sustained from the motor vehicle crash.
The driver of the vehicle initially provided officers with a fictitious name but was later identified as Jerrie Lee Williams, who was placed into custody without further incident.
Prosecutor McDonald stated that defendant Williams was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, New Brunswick Police Department, Franklin Township Police Department, and the Manville Police Department.
Williams was charged with Eluding, Hindering Apprehension and multiple motor vehicle summonses. He was lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.
Prosecutor McDonald and Chief Fodor request anyone with information relating to this incident to contact the Branchburg Township Police Department at (908) 526-3830.
Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477).
All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.