A Bayonne man led police on a wild chase where he struck multiple cars after an officer approached him at Burger King for possibly “snorting a substance while in the bathroom,” authorities said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Daqui Pryor, 30, of Bayonne, was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated assault, eluding and receiving stolen property, according to Police Capt. Janine Foy.
On September 11th at about 1:48 p.m., a witness said they observed Pryor “snorting a substance while in the bathroom,” prompting an officer to approach him while in the parking lot of Burger King, located at 1088 Broadway, officials said.
The man refused to acknowledge the officer and got into his silver Chrysler Sebring, striking a parked Nissan Murano on his way out. He fled onto East 53rd Street, with officers attempting to pull him over near the intersection of 53rd Street and Broadway, police said.
At this point, Pryor put his car in reverse, striking the front diver’s side of a police car in the process, before turning right onto Avenue E. Near the intersection of 45th Street and Avenue E, he hit another police car before fleeing towards East 36th Street, authorities said.
After running several traffic lights, Pryor struck a Toyota Rav4 on Merritt Street, near the city line, causing a police car to rear end the Sebring, which turned out to be stolen. At this point he was finally taken into custody, officials said.
The Rav4 driver and and three police officers were treated at the Bayonne Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries, police said.