A New Jersey police officer has been indicted because he went on a high speed chase, while off-duty, with another off-duty officer before pointing a gun at him.
Franklin Township police Sgt. Teddy Cerra, 43, is charged with second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and two counts of aggravated assault: one third-degree and the other fourth-degree, as well as reckless driving, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor or drugs, reported NJ.com.
Cerrahas was suspended without pay from the department after the November 2017 incident.
Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said the incident happened when an off-duty Lumberton police officer was driving his personal car in Southampton.
The officer notified dispatch Cerra was driving “in an erratic manner,” and then followed his car. They stopped on Red Lion Road, and Cerra got out of his car, pulled a gun, and pointed it at the Lumberton officer.
Cerra then identified himself as an officer, saying, “I’m blue.”
As the other officer was getting on the ground because of Cerra’s aggressive behavior with a gun, he said, “I’m blue too.”
They showed their police IDs and got into their cars. When departing, Cerra chased the other officer, reaching speeds over 100 mph.
Cerra eventually hit another vehicle and a mailbox, and the chase ended with him being captured by NJ state police.