Isiah Pringle was arrested on Friday in Hackensack.
Police say he approached adult students and their teachers while they were taking driving lessons in a Stop and Shop parking lot around 10:55 a.m.
They say Pringle tried to pull a female driver from one car. When another instructor intervened, officers say Pringle grabbed a broomstick and began beating him.
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The instructor fought Pringle off, jumped in his own car and drove away.
The suspect was found a few blocks away by police and taken into custody.
The instructor was not seriously hurt and refused medical attention.
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Pringle was charged with carjacking and possession of a weapon.
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