Teen Charged With Fleeing From Police On ATV

  LAKEHURST – On March 9, the public was told about a rider on an ATV that was speeding through streets, past the elementary school, and ignoring police.

  A week later, he was tracked down and arrested.

  Cameron S. Teeple, 19, was charged on March 16 with Eluding (2nd Degree) and Disorderly Conduct. Teeple was also issued 14 motor vehicle summonses for Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, Unregistered Vehicle, Speeding, Motorcycle Helmet Required, ATV Helmet Required, ATV Headlamps Required, Improper Passing, Failure to Maintain Lane, Failure to Stop for an Emergency Vehicle, Driving on a Sidewalk, Passing on a Curve, Tailgating and Uninsured Motorist.

  The incident happened at around 2:45 p.m. Teeple was going east on Union Avenue at speeds of about 70 m.p.h., police said. He did not yield to emergency lights and sirens. He sped through a school zone, past Lakehurst Elementary School, as children were being dismissed.

  Multiple witnesses and the use of security camera footage led to Teeple’s arrest.

  Lakehurst police thanked the public for their help in the investigation and reminded readers that these are merely charges until proven guilty in a court of law.

  “While we have no problems with ATVs and other off-road vehicles, this operator not only operated the ATV on a roadway, they also had no regard for the children who were actively being dismissed at this time. The operator also had no regard for their own safety, as they were traveling at these speeds with no helmet,” police stated.