Speziale, who was riding in the front seat of the unmarked SUV driven by a staff member, soon spotted the men at a Hasbrouck Heights gas station and tried to arrest them. But they drove off and soon made a U-turn into Speziale's SUV.
Little Ferry police then arrived and captured the suspects after a brief foot chase.
Henry Higinio and Luis Acevedo, both of Paterson, face numerous charges including aggravated assault on a police officer, theft and eluding. It was not known Saturday if they had retained lawyers.