Toms River police have charged a Berkeley Township man with eluding arrest and a number of other violations after he refused to respond to a traffic stop and led offers on a chase through Holiday City.
Patrolman Adam Worth tried to stop a motorcyclist at the intersection of Route 37 and St. Catherine's Boulevard just after midnight, Police Chief Michael G. Mastronardy said.
John Horlowski, 53, Monserrat Street, was charged with eluding police, resisting arrest and numerous motor vehicle violations, including operating an unregistered vehicle and driving with fictitious license plates, the chief said.
Horlowski drove through the parking lot of Friendly's Restaurant and back onto Route 37. He then turned onto Mule Road and drove "numerous" streets in Holiday City at roughly 45 miles per hour, Mastronardy said.
Horlowski then hit a curb in the parking lot of St. Maximilian Kolbe R.C. Church and fled into the woods. Worth and Patroman Kyle Martucci took him into custody after a short foot pursuit, the chief said.