Suspect leads police on chase

EAST BRUNSWICK – A township man is accused of twice using his car to ram a police officer’s patrol vehicle as officers chased the man through five towns.

The pursuit resulted in the arrest of Nicholas G. Janovsky, 20, at 12:36 a.m. Tuesday on charges of eluding and aggravated assault on a police officer.

Patrolman Ted Yachimovicz spotted Janovsky’s green 1998 Chevy four-door traveling with the headlights off and tried to pull the vehicle over at Cranbury Road and Evergreen Boulevard, but Janovsky reportedly sped off. He drove onto Lawry Court and briefly stopped, but again drove off as the officer approached his vehicle on foot.

The pursuit then continued south on Cranbury Road and then left onto Helmetta Boulevard. The suspect then drove onto Appleby Drive and came to a stop in the cul-de-sac. When the officer stopped directly behind his car, Janovsky allegedly reversed his vehicle and rammed the officer’s Ford Crown Victoria.

The chase then continued through Helmetta and Spotswood and went back into East Brunswick on Main Street, where the suspect pulled into the Bowne-Munro School parking lot and stopped his car. But police said Janovsky again put his car in reverse and rammed the officer’s vehicle.

Janovsky then reportedly led police onto Route 18 south and then to Route 527 south, at which time East Brunswick police ended their pursuit. Old Bridge police stayed with the suspect vehicle until he entered Monroe, where he was apprehended by officers from that township.

Janovsky was held on $10,000 bail following his arrest.