Clifton NJ law enforcement recently released the identity of a person who allegedly eluded police in Clifton New Jersey and caused a scary motorcycle crash that injured a patrol cop.
Christopher Cena is a Clifton resident who reportedly fled a Clifton NJ police officer and led the cop on a high-speed chase that went through Clifton and Paterson.
According to detectives with the Clifton Police Department, Cena was riding his motorcycle along Grove Street in Clifton when a police officer observed him committing a traffic offense. The police officer then tried to initiate a traffic stop, only to see Cena to drive away and flee the scene.
The scare chase lasted a while and passed through multiple towns before finally ending when the motorcycle collided with the patrol vehicle in Paterson, New Jersey.
The Clifton NJ police officer suffered head injuries in the car accident.
Cena, a 27-year-old resident of Clifton, New Jersey, has been charged with several crimes, including aggravated assault on a police officer and eluding police.
If Cena is ultimately convicted on the aggravated assault charges, he could be in store for severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), a person who assaults a law enforcement officer can be charged with a third degree felony. A conviction for third degree aggravated assault could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed, Cena was taken to the Passaic County Jail. He was being held at the jail on a $100K bail amount.
For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Suspect in Clifton Chase Being Held on $100K Bail.”