A 16-year-old Ramsey teen faces several charges after he attempted to flee from police and his SUV ended up rolling into a patrol car last Thursday night, police said.
According to Information Officer Kevin O'Shea, the teen is charged with careless driving, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving a vehicle with fictitious plates and driving in violation of his learner's permit restrictions.
Patrolman Brian Maher of the Chatham Borough Police Department saw a Jeep Cherokee being driven in a careless manner on Lum Avenue at about 11:35 p.m. last Tuesday, according to a statement released by O'Shea.
Maher tried to catch up with the car and saw the vehicle turn quickly into a driveway on Oliver Street, the report said. The driver attempted to run when he realized he did not put the vehicle in park and it began to roll back toward the street, O'Shea said.
The driver tried to stop, but the car continued to roll and struck Maher's patrol car, according to the report.
The teen was in the area visiting family, O'Shea said. No injuries were reported and both cars were towed from the scene.
O'Shea said the boy was released to a family member pending further court action.