Pursuit of DWI On John Street Leads to Arrest
On August 6, at 10:24 p.m., a Princeton patrol unit was traveling north on John Street when the officer had reason to believe that the license plates on the vehicle in front of him were stolen. A license plate inquiry confirmed that the license plates were in fact stolen. As a result, a motor vehicle stop was initiated, at which time the suspect vehicle fled north on John Street. Princeton Police followed for approximately one mile, during which several motor vehicle violations were observed. The suspect vehicle eventually made its way back to the area where the initial stop was made. The officers were able to safely stop the suspect on Leigh Ave. in the area of John St. The driver, a 29-year-old Hispanic male from Princeton, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters, where he was charged with numerous motor vehicle offenses including driving while intoxicated. He was also charged with the following criminal offenses: eluding, receiving stolen property, hindering apprehension, and operating a vehicle during a period of license suspension for a previous DWI. After bail was set at $25,000, he was taken to the Mercer County Correctional Center.