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Upper Saddle River police chase, charge Elmwood Park man after woman falls out of car

Photo Credit: Courtesy UPPER SADDLE RIVER PD

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: An Elmwood Park man who let five females out of his car as Upper Saddle River police were chasing him — knocking one of them down as he sped off — was later found by a police dog and arrested, authorities said.

Jonathan Jachimczyk, 20, stopped long enough on northbound Route 17 man around 11:30 last night to allow four of his occupants out and then hit the gas, knocking the fifth to the ground, Detective Lt. Edward Kane said this afternoon.

Jachimczyk quickly pulled off around Mountain View Avenue and abandoned the car in a residential neighborhood, Kane said.

A Bergen County Police Department K9 unit found him, along with crack cocaine that Kane said was in the vehicle along with packaging materials.

Jachimczyk was being held on $100,000 bail, charged with eluding, obstruction, crack possession with the intent to distribute it and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Upper Saddle River Police Chief Patrick Rotella thanked his colleages in Saddle River and Ramsey, along with the BCPD, for their assistance.

MUGSHOT: Courtesy UPPER SADDLE RIVER PD

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