PARSIPPANY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that Asha Patterson, 23, Queens Village, New York, was found guilty of one count of Eluding while Creating a Risk of Death or Injury to Any Person, a crime of the second degree, after a jury trial before the Honorable Salem V. Ahto, J.S.C., Retired and Temporarily Assigned on Recall.
On July 12, 2015, members of the New Jersey State Police attempted to pull over the defendant for various motor vehicle infractions on Route 80 Westbound in the area of Parsippany-Troy Hills. Instead of complying with their signals to stop, the defendant led the Troopers on a high-speed chase that ultimately culminated with the defendant being arrested in Roxbury.
On the morning of February 14, 2018, the jury returned a verdict in this matter. In addition to the verdict of guilty on the charge of Eluding, the jury acquitted the defendant of the charge of fourth degree Obstructing the Administration of Law. Defendant 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.