Bail raised for suspect in NJ chase, crash

Pictured: Michael Jones. He is accused of stealing a fire department vehicle that crashed, killing an 81-year-old man.

March 31, 2010 2:11:05 PM PDT
The man accused of stealing a paramedic vehicle and causing a crash that killed a man appeared before a judge on Wednesday.

During the arraignment for Michael Jones, the judge raised his bail to $1.2 million after seeing his prior criminal record.

Prosectors say Jones had a record of 52 arrests when allegedly slammed into the van driven by 81 year old Alfred Costantino in Vineland on Tuesday.

Costantino was pronounced dead at the scene.

The SUV was stolen from the Franklinville Fire company.

Police say they broke off their chase moments before the crash.