February 8, 2016 the North Brunswick Police Department Posted on it’s Facebook page:
At about 0330 Sunday morning, a North Brunswick Patrol Officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 27. The vehicle did not stop immediately, traveling just into the City of New Brunswick. During the stop, the Officer found that the driver’s license was suspended. As the Officer furthered his investigation, the driver again attempted to flee, but was stopped before getting too far. He was placed under arrest, continued to pull away and make attempts at running, but was restrained by Officers. This familiar story became unusual when the driver began thanking the Officer. Apparently, the driver was going through a bad time and was suicidal, making attempts at running in to oncoming traffic. He thanked the Officers for intervening and preventing him from taking any further action. He was transported to an area hospital for help.
A perfect example of What Officers face every day on patrol. Though the subject was slightly uncooperative, things could have escalated quickly and people could have been harmed.
It was great Police work by the Officers protecting the individual that they stopped the community at large and they served the man by getting him the help that he needed.
Sadly, stops like this happen every day and they go unnoticed until they go very bad. Then they gain national attention as if they normally end tragically.