Driver Involved In 100-MPH Police Chase Arrested

Rodney Simmons (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

  JACKSON – After initiating a pursuit and speeding over 100 miles per hour, police have now located and arrested a suspect for reckless driving and more.

  On June 10, detectives from the Special Enforcement Unit and Patrol Officers from Jackson Township Police were investigating suspected narcotics activity at the Jackson Premium Outlets. Officers performed a motor vehicle stop on Rodney Simmons, 21, of Trenton, who was reportedly in possession of heroin.

  When officers approached Simmons, he drove out of the parking lot speeding onto Monmouth Road. He refused to pull over when police tried to arrest him. Continuing onto Interstate 195, Simmons exceeded 100 miles per hour while swerving between other traffic and passing cars on the shoulder. At that time, the pursuit was terminated by a supervisor for safety reasons.

  As a result, a warrant complaint was signed charging Simmons with Eluding (2nd degree). He was also issued motor vehicle summons for reckless driving, driving with a suspended driver’s license, speeding, unsafe lane change, failure to keep right and improper lane changes.

  On July 20, Simmons was located and arrested in Trenton by United States Marshals and lodged in a local jail pending transfer to Ocean County Jail.

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