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Township of Hamilton Police
Thursday January 17th, 2019 :: 06:46 p.m. EST


Hit and Run, Eluding - Arrests

On January 17, 2019 at approximately 8:57 a.m., Sergeant Robell was in his marked patrol vehicle, stopped at the traffic light on Route 50 (south) and the Route 322 overpass, when his vehicle was struck from behind by a 2002 red PT Cruiser driven by Damon Zeak (25/M) of Mays Landing. Following the crash, Zeak fled in the PT Cruiser, driving the wrong direction down the Rt. 322 off-ramp. Zeak continued to drive westbound, in the eastbound lanes of Route 322, before shifting back into the westbound lanes. He refused to pull-over for marked Township of Hamilton Police vehicles and turned onto Elwood Road, where his vehicle became disabled. Zeak, and his passenger, Elizabeth Workman (19/F) of Mays Landing, then attempted to flee on foot before being apprehended by officers.  

Damon Zeak was transported to the station and charged with eluding police (2nd degree), resisting arrest (4th degree), aggravated assault on police (3rd degree), and assault by auto (4th degree). Zeak was also charged with multiple motor vehicle violations, including driving under the influence. The charges were placed on a warrant and he was transported to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Elizabeth Workman was charged with eluding police (4th degree) and possession of a hypodermic needle (disorderly persons). Her charges were placed on a summons, however she was transported to the Atlantic County Justice Facility on an unrelated warrant.  

Sgt. Robell suffered injuries and was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (Pomona), where he was treated and has since been released. Sgt. Robell’s K-9 partner Kota, also suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Township of Hamilton Police Department at 609-625-2700.

Township of Hamilton Police
6101 13th St
Hamilton Township, NJ 08330

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-625-2700

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