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Dashcam Video Released Of Police Chase Through Bergen County

The chase ended peacefully, without injuries.
The chase ended peacefully, without injuries. Photo Credit: CLIFFVIEW PILOT photo

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. -- A local newspaper obtained and posted video footage of a 30-mile, 20-minute police chase of a man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend from upstate New York into New Jersey that forced officers to drive on the wrong side of the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Englewood Cliffs.

No injuries occurred in the chase, which also went through Fort Lee, Ridgefield and Palisades Park before ending peacefully on the New Jersey Turnpike in Secaucus.An alert was issued for David Campos after one of the victim's three children called police around 5:45 a.m. Monday, Troy Police Capt. Daniel DeWolf said later that day.

Four hours or so after the broadcast, New York State Police began chasing a black Chrysler 200 with Campos behind the wheel.

The Record obtained a dashboard video from the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department, whose members joined the chase at 9:40 a.m. ( SEE: Dash cam captures dramatic police chase through Bergen County [video] ).

They included PIP Police Chief Michael Coppola, Detective Lt. Roman Galloza, Lt. Jesse Cohen and Officers Donald Liu, Travis Philhower and Timothy Conboy.

The Chrysler is seen in the video weaving in and out of cars and along the shoulder of the PIP.

At one point, after passing Exit 1 in Englewood Cliffs, Campos drives into the northbound lanes and into oncoming traffic.

The sedan blows through the lot of a Sunoco gas station, continues in the wrong direction and exits at Fletcher Avenue in Fort Lee. Campos then cuts onto southbound Route 1&9.

Passing through Palisades Park and into Ridgefield, the Chrysler gets onto the southbound New Jersey Turnpike -- at one point hitting what police said was 110 miles an hour.

Up ahead a New Jersey State Police trooper began stopping traffic at the 18E toll plaza in Secaucus.

In the video, Campos tries to drive on the shoulder but has no exit.

Conboy then boxes him in.

Campos , 45, remained held on $60,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail and a fugitive warrant out of New York State that requires he stay there pending extradition.


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