press release/Gloucester County Prosecutors Office April 16
Andre Horne (DOB 10/30/69), of Hopewell La., Sicklerville NJ faces a sentence of five to ten years in New Jersey state prison after a Gloucester County NJ jury took just minutes today to find him guilty of second-degree eluding a law enforcement officer.
In the Oct. 31, 2010 incident on Blue Bell Road in Monroe Township, a township officer responding to a report of a vehicle speeding and driving erratically attempted unsuccessfully to stop a 2010 Chevrolet Horne was driving. With the patrol car in pursuit, its siren and roof lights on, Horne’s car continued speeding for several miles until it crossed Victoria Ave. into a wooded area and stopped. A foot pursuit ensued until Horne tripped and was arrested.
Horne did not testify in the one-day trial, in which Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Joseph Brook presented the State’s case, consisting of the officer’s testimony.
Judge Paul Porreca scheduled sentencing for May 28. Ruling on motor vehicle charges from the incident, Judge Porreca found Horne not guilty of drunk driving, but guilty of careless driving. Brook argued for a DWI conviction, saying Horne admitted drinking and could not control his car, but defense attorney John Klamo said no balance or breath test evidence was submitted.