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UPDATE: Clifton Police Pursuit Ends in Glen Ridge Crash, Arrest


By: Richard  L. Smith 

Authorities in Clifton are looking for the driver of a vehicle that led police on a high-speed pursuit into Essex County  Sunday.

According to Clifton Police officials, at approximately 3 p.m., officers observed a heavily tinted 2017 Mercedes E300, black in color, displaying indications of possible bullet holes in the windshield.  

Clifton Police said Officers stopped the vehicle on Allwood Road near Clifton Avenue. 

While the officers were speaking with the driver and front seat passenger, the driver sped off - almost striking two officers. 

A motor vehicle pursuit was then initiated through the streets of Clifton, Bloomfield, and ultimately into Glen Ridge, where the suspect driver struck a third-party motorist and rolled several times - finally coming to rest on the front lawn of a Glen Ridge residence authorities say.   

According to Clifton Police, the driver was able to flee the vehicle on foot, but officers apprehended the passenger, a 48-year-old male out of the Bronx.

Officials say the driver's identity is still unknown but is under investigation. 

Anyone who may have observed this vehicle before this incident and/or who may have information regarding the investigation can contact the Clifton Police Detective Bureau @ 973-470-5908