Having to pass through Jersey to go anywhere south of Manhattan, I have to say at least it wasn’t another stupid tollbooth.
A 23-year-old woman was arrested last week for horizontally parking her car across the Garden State Parkway, and then getting out and flashing passing motorists. State Police say Arika Felder, of Plainfield, obstructed the three northbound lanes ahead of exit 109 on the GSP at around 6pm on Tuesday, and began exposing herself to other cars. When approached by a State Trooper at the location near mile marker 109.5, Felder fled and hopped back into her car.
But she didn’t go quietly:
The trooper, whose name was unavailable, approached the open door of the driver’s side of her car and attempted to stop Felder, who hit the accelerator, dragging the trooper 20 yards before crashing into a concrete barrier on the left shoulder at mile marker 111.5, police said.
Both parties were taken to Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. The cop was treated for minor injuries and released, and Felder, who was not injured, was held for evaluation. She was later arrested for eluding and resisting arrest, and aggravated assault on a police trooper. Bail was set at $15K pending the results of the woman’s psychiatric evaluation, and she was committed to a facility in Trenton.