Sheriff: Jersey City man crashes car while fleeing police, caught with heroin, ecstasy

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A Jersey City man crashed his car while eluding police yesterday afternoon, ultimately crashing his car and getting caught with black tar heroin, ecstasy and marijuana, Sheriff Frank Schillari announced.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Monday afternoon, members of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle that had made an improper turn at the intersection of Duncan Avenue and Routes 1 and 9, Schillari said in a statement.

The driver, Michael J. Chisolm, 26, of Jersey City stopped his vehicle near Communipaw Avenue.

Officers smelled an odor of marijuana and asked Chisolm to exit his vehicle for safety purposes. After speaking with him, officers asked him to sit in the passenger seat of the vehicle.

A short time later, Mr. Chisolm hopped into the driver seat and fled the scene, authorities said.

A brief pursuit ensued with Chisolm crashing into another vehicle near the intersection of Bennett Avenue and Boyd Street. The driver of the second vehicle was brought to Jersey City Medical Center for evaluation, officials said.

Police recovered suspected black tar heroin, marijuana, possible ecstasy and drug paraphernalia from Chisolm’s vehicle, police said.

He was arrested charged with eluding, assault by auto, possession of drug paraphernalia, three counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of a school, two counts of CDS analog, three counts of possession of CDS within 500 feet of public housing and three counts possession of CDS within 500 feet of a park, authorities said.