Brooklyn, NY, Man Charged With Aggravated Assault On NJ State Trooper And Other Charges, After 50 Mile Persuit On NJ Turnpike In Stolen Car

December 30, 2022

EDISON, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Sgt. Alejandro Goez from the New Jersey State Police, Public Information Unit told that yesterday December 29, 2022, at approximately 11:51 a.m., Troopers were alerted by Georgia State Police of a stolen vehicle traveling northbound on the New Jersey Turnpike. In the area of Mile Post 38.8, (prior to the James Fenimore Cooper Service Area in Mt. Laurel) Troopers located the vehicle and attempted to stop it, but driver failed to stop. Using lights and sirens troopers continued to follow the vehicle for approximately fifty miles. Troopers deployed a tire deflation device on the vehicle. Shortly after, the driver veered off the road, struck the concrete barrier and intentionally struck several troop cars. In the area of Mile Post 88.9 (just past Exit 10 and Prior to Exit 11 in Edison) the suspect vehicle became disabled, and Troopers removed the suspect from the vehicle. Isarael Bleier, 37, of Brooklyn, NY was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a trooper, eluding, resisting arrest, and receiving stolen property. He was lodged in the Middlesex County Jail pending a detention hearing.