Haledon woman recklessly drove through Paterson, authorities say | Paterson Times

Haledon woman recklessly drove through Paterson, authorities say


A woman from Haledon has been charged for allegedly recklessly driving through parts of Paterson, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.

Vanessa S. Englishman, 22-year-old, was charged with resisting arrest by eluding on Wednesday. She was also issued motor vehicle summonses for failure to obey traffic signal; failure to yield right of way to emergency vehicle; careless driving; reckless driving; and failure to observe traffic control device

Englishman was in a 2013 Hyundai Elantra on March 25 that stopped on Belmont Avenue and West Broadway. She then allegedly made a left turn onto West Broadway on red light at the intersection almost hitting a truck. As she sped through the area, officers activated sirens and tried to pull her over, but she continued speeding through various parts of Paterson. Officers self-terminated the chase.

Several days later, detectives contacted Englishman. She agreed to meet detectives and allegedly admitted she was the driver of the vehicle.

Englishman was charged and released.

  • Tony Clifton

    "charged and released" do a crime and be home in time for supper.

    • lynda wilson

      She has the right come ion !!!

  • HankMorgan

    How odd. She escaped drug charges. Incompetent policing.

    • lynda wilson

      It is not incompetent they were a willing participant

      • HankMorgan

        I appreciate that. Willing participant would fall under the incompetent category. Your wording is more correct.

  • Virginia Wright

    What about that smirk in her mugshot?!?!?

    • MarquinhoGaucho

      drivers license pic

  • Ablej

    That's called white privilege if she was a little darker they would have stopped her at any cost necessary

    • lynda wilson


  • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com Arthur Franch Wilikers

    She carrying my baby and won't let me see

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/1770149793231661/ Kathryn E. Norman

    When I worked in Paterson the police told us not to stop for red lights because of the crime going on. According to crime reports in Paterson it doesn't look like it has gotten any better!

  • Paterson Resident

    Who is she connected to? She will end up getting community service.

  • J. Brown.

    Why wasn't she shot?..
    Ok I know (yt.)

    • lynda wilson

      They gave her time to go he and sober up and unload the drugs