Convicted felon accused of crashing into school bus during chase remains jailed

ELIZABETH — A man with a prior criminal record who was arrested earlier this week for allegedly crashing into a school bus and a minivan as he fled from police was ordered held in jail Friday pending a detention hearing.

Judge Brenda Coppola Cuba ordered that Abdul Williams, 31, of East Orange, remain in the Union County jail pending a hearing next week, agreeing to a request from Union County Assistant Prosecutor Gregory Flemming.

“Due to the serious nature of the crimes, the state would recommend detention,” Flemming told Cuba.

The judge said that a pre-trial screen assessment indicated there would be a …read more

Source: Union

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