The fleeing driver of a vehicle that crashed into two others in Paterson during a pre-dawn New Jersey State Police chase Sunday tossed a gun out the window, authorities said.
The occupant of one of the struck vehicles was hospitalized with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening following the crash at 10th Avenue and East 24th Street around 2 a.m., responders said.
The other vehicle that was hit was parked, they said.
Along the way, the driver tossed a bag on northbound Route 20, police said.
Inside the bag was a 9mm Ruger that troopers recovered, they said.
The driver was taken into custody on assorted charges and sent to the Passaic County Jail to await a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Paterson.
ALSO SEE: A 35-year-old woman was shot and killed minutes before seven other people were wounded at a large overnight gathering across town, authorities in Paterson said.
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