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Police chase begins in New Jersey, ends in Easton

But not before driver hits house, car, and tree

EASTON, Pa. - A wild police chase ended with a man in custody and a neighborhood in disbelief in Easton Tuesday.

According to New Jersey State Police, it all began around 2 p.m. on I-78 westbound in Greenwich Township, New Jersey, when police attempted to pull over a man described simply as a fugitive.

Police say the man took off and they pursued.

Eventually, after hitting a home on Nesquehoning Street and sideswiping a nearby car, the driver ran into a tree, disabling the truck.

He was apprehended shortly thereafter.

Police say he suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash.

Neither the man’s identity nor the charges have been released.

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