A 59-year old man who tried passing off a handicapped placard and Six Flags coupons as his "federal identification" was arrested by Jackson Police after he followed a woman from the amusement park to the ShopRite parking lot on North Countyline Road.

The woman had contacted 911 to report that an unknown male had followed her vehicle from Six Flags Great Adventure to the Shoprite parking lot after she had taken several random turns to verify that he was following her.

Instead of going home, she went to the parking lot to meet a family member she had contacted at which time the unknown male parked his vehicle blocking hers in a parking space and attempted to enter her vehicle by pulling on the door handles as he identified himself as a federal agent.

Officers arrived on scene and located the man in a 2018 Nissan and upon attempting to identify him, he provided a driver’s license along with a Great Adventure coupon and a handicapped placard, which he claimed were his law enforcement credentials as he identified himself as a federal agent to the officers.

He also had the windows of his vehicle rolled up and was refusing to exit the car or cooperate with the officers.

As patrol vehicles were being moved to prevent the suspect from leaving the scene, he abruptly backed his vehicle away and fled the scene, disregarding the officer’s orders to stop.

A pursuit then began as the suspect vehicle recklessly drove across the parking lot, over curbs and grass onto Cook Road and then out onto North Countyline Road where he reached speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour.

As the vehicles neared Jackson Mills Road, the pursuit was ordered terminated by the on duty Watch Commander.

A short time later, the suspect vehicle was observed parked in the shoulder of the road near Firenze Road.

Officers arrived on scene and after a struggle were able to place the driver under arrest.

He was then transported to an area hospital for treatment and evaluation.

The driver was later released, processed and lodged in the Ocean County Jail after being charged with eluding, impersonating a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, obstruction, harassment, speeding, reckless driving, careless driving and multiple other motor vehicle violations.

Further information on the incident is not available at this time.

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