MOTORCYCLE LEADS POLICE ON 78 CHASE ALL THE WAY TO 78 BORDER

On Saturday, June 6, at approximately 10:20 pm, Hunterdon County Communications broadcast a report on the police radio that officers in the Flemington/Raritan Township area had just attempted to stop a motorcycle that fled at a high rate of speed north on Route 31, passing other vehicles on the shoulder. A short time later, Sergeant Marc Strauss of the Clinton Township Police Department observed the motorcycle traveling Route 31 North at a high rate of speed near Molasses Hill Road. Sgt. Strauss notified Patrolman John Tiger, who observed the motorcycle passing other motorists by driving between the fast and slow lane of Route 31 North near police headquarters. Ptl. Tiger obtained the motorcycle’s license plate and attempted to stop it. However, the motorcycle fled at a high rate of speed onto Interstate 78 West where Ptl. Tiger continued to pursue it to the state line. Once the driver fled into Pennsylvania, Ptl. Tiger discontinued his pursuit. When the registered owner of the license plate was later contacted, he advised that he left the license plate on a motorcycle that he sold on Craig’s List approximately one (1) year ago and that he had no information regarding who currently had possession of the license plate.