A 21-year-old man was arrested earlier today after ensuing a foot pursuit following a crash into a parked car in Roselle Park.
At approximately 2:52 this morning, Ptl. Brian Macdonald attempted stop a 2008 Honda near the 400 block of W. Westfield Avenue for moving and equipment violations.
When the officer activated his overhead emergency lights and siren, the Honda accelerated away from officer and continued westbound on W. Westfield Avenue and onto secondary streets where the Honda ultimately crashed into a parked unoccupied 2005 Saturn on the 400 block of Faitoute Avenue.
The Honda then spun around and crashed into the front end of the marked patrol unit, causing damage to all three vehicles involved.
The driver - later identified as Allyson “Michael” Daniel, of East Orange - resisted police by fleeing on foot into the back yards of the 400 block of Faitoute and Maplewood Avenue.
Patrol Officers from Roselle, Kenilworth and Union County Sheriffs K-9 were called in to assist but Daniel was not located.
Later that morning, following an investigation Allyson “Michael” Daniel turned himself into police at approximately 11 a.m., without further incident.
Daniel was ultimately charged with eluding, aggravated assault on police, criminal mischief, and resisting arrest.
He was also issued numerous motor vehicle summonses to include (reckless driving, unlicensed driver, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident).
Daniel was unable to post $75,000 bail and was lodged into the Union County Jail.