This morning at approximately 2:52 a.m., Patrolman Brian Macdonald attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop on a 2008 Honda for moving and equipment violations. While traveling on the 400 block of West Westfield Avenue, Patrolman Macdonald activated his overhead emergency lights and siren; with this, the Honda accelerated away from police continuing westbound on West Westfield Avenue.
According to the report, the Honda continued to elude police through the secondary streets of the west side of Roselle Park where it ultimately crashed into a parked unoccupied 2005 Saturn on the 400 block of Faitoute Avenue. The Honda then spun around and crashed into the front end of Patrolman Macdonald’s marked patrol unit causing damage to all three vehicles involved.
No one appeared to be injured during the crash.
The driver of the Honda who is now identified by police as the registered owner, Allyson “Michael” Daniel, age 21 from East Orange, reportedly resisted police by fleeing on foot into the back yards of the 400 block of Faitoute and Maplewood Avenues. Patrol officers from Roselle, Kenilworth, and Union County Sheriff’s K-9 unit were called in to assist but Daniel was not located.
Later that morning, following an investigation by the Roselle Park Police Detective Bureau – led by Detective James Kompany – Allyson “Michael” Daniel turned himself into police at approximately 11 a.m. without further incident.
Mr. Daniel was ultimately charged with 2nd degree eluding, 3rd degree aggravated assault on police, 3rd degree criminal mischief, and 4th degree resisting arrest. Bail was set by Roselle Park Municipal Court Judge Gary Bundy at $75,000. He was also issued numerous motor vehicle summonses to include reckless driving, unlicensed driver, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident. Mr. Daniel was unable to post bail and lodged into the Union County Jail.