NORTH BERGEN – A 21-year-old Carlstadt, N.J. resident refused to pull his motorcycle over, allegedly speeding in and out while a North Bergen Police officer pursued him, said police.
Police Capt. Gerald Sanzari said that Daniel Nojek was driving on Tonnelle Avenue on Aug. 21 when Officer Constantino Apostonakos spotted him. Nojek allegedly was swerving his blue Honda motorcycle in and out of lanes while looking over his shoulder at the police officer.
When Apostonakos tried to get within a car length of Nojek to read his license plate, the motorcyclist allegedly “rapidly” accelerated forward, said Sanzari. The officer was unable to read the plates because they were “flush with the rear wheel.”
When the officer activated his overhead lights, Nojek allegedly continued moving from the left to right lanes, passing several driveways and businesses where he could have stopped, said Sanzari.
Sanzari said that Nojek pulled over after reaching the Secaucus Road overpass. He was read his rights and placed under arrest.
After receiving summonses for improper display of a license plate and careless driving, he was released.
To read more police news, check the North Bergen Reporter this weekend. – Tricia Tirella