The car that smashed into a wall in Riverside Park after a wild chase through the park Tuesday held six pounds of marijuana, a source told Geoffrey Croft of A Walk in the Park blog. The passenger in the vehicle was taken into custody, and is being held on an outstanding warrant, according to the blog.
Raul Visla-Almovar, 27, was taken into custody and taken to St. Luke’s Hospital where he is being treated for a hip injury.
He is being held on an outstanding warrant from NJ. Charges are pending from Tuesday’s incident.
Police are canvassing area hospitals to see if the driver turns up.
Photo of the aftermath of the crash by Joy Bergmann.