Friday, February 16th, 2018
WOMAN FOUND GUILTY OF ELUDING LAW ENFORCEMENT
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp has announced that Asha Patterson, 23, Queens, N.Y, has been found guilty of one count of Eluding while Creating a Risk of Death or Injury, after a jury trial before Superior Court Judge Salem V. Ahto.
On July 12, 2015, State Police attempted to pull over the defendant for various motor vehicle infractions on Route 80 westbound in the area of Parsippany. Instead of complying with their signals to stop, Patterson led the Troopers on a high-speed chase that ultimately culminated with her arrest in Roxbury.
On Tuesday of this week, a jury returned a verdict of guilty on the charge of Eluding, while they acquitted the defendant of the charge of fourth degree Obstructing the Administration of Law. Ms. Patterson was remanded to the Morris County Jail and is scheduled to be sentenced on March 29.
Assistant Prosecutor Catherine LaQuaglia represented the State in these proceedings.
Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the New Jersey State Police for their efforts in this matter.
Any inquiries can be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.