The driver behind the wheel of a vehicle that was reported stolen in the early hours of January 1 sent the vehicle crashing through a fence and down a 21-foot drop in an attempt to evade officers, the Verona Police Department said.
Footage released by the Verona Police Department shows the dramatic incident unfold in North Caldwell, New Jersey.
The department said it had received a call to assist the North Caldwell Police Department at 12:30 am.
As officers approach the vehicle, bodycam footage shows it accelerating and smashing through a fence. Footage from below then shows the vehicle crashing down, and flipping onto its roof as a bystander moves away.
The Verona Police Department said the driver attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended. Both the driver and a passenger located outside the vehicle were handed over to the North Caldwell Police Department, Verona police said. Credit: Verona Police Department via Storyful