A Jersey City man who led police on a controversial high-speed chase back in June has accepted a plea deal in his ongoing case, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Leo Pinkston, 48, of Jersey City, pleading guilty to eluding, a second-degree crime, and assault by auto, a fourth-degree crime, which can come with a five-year prison sentence, the prosecutor’s office tweeted minutes ago.
Hudson County Superior Court Judge Mark J. Nelson is scheduled to sentence Pinkston on March 16th.
Leo Pinkston, the man who fled from JCPD Officers on June 4, 2017, pleaded guilty today to 2nd-degree Eluding & 4th-degree Assault by Auto. Pinkston faces a flat 5-years, concurrent to a flat 18-months, in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Nelson on March 16, 2018.
— ProsecutorSuarezHCPO (@HCPOProsecutor) February 5, 2018
The June 4th crash on Tonnelle Avenue led to four Jersey City police officers being indicted for official misconduct by the prosecutor’s office for allegedly assaulting an innocent bystander who was on fire as a result of the explosion from the crash.
The family of Miguel Feliz, the innocent victim in the incident, raised over $2,600 towards his medical expenses via a GoFundMe page.