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Elmhurst woman held on $50,000 bond after car chase with Bensenville police

Published: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 5:44 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 12:42 a.m. CDT
Nicole S. Evans, 30, of the 400 block of East Vallette Street, Elmhurst, was charged with DUI after allegedly leading Bensenville police on a slow-speed car chase through several suburbs Tuesday. (Photo provided)

BENSENVILLE – An Elmhurst woman is being held on $50,000 bond in DuPage County Jail after leading Bensenville police on a slow speed pursuit through the suburbs Tuesday, according the DuPage County Sheriff's Office.

Nicole S. Evans, 30, of the 400 block of East Vallette Street, Elmhurst, was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding, aggravated assault, criminal damage to government supported property and driving under the influence of alcohol Wednesday after she was released from Alexian Brothers Medical Center where she was treated for minor injuries, according to a news release from Bensenville police.

At 10:55 a.m. Tuesday Bensenville Police received a report of an intoxicated driver near Irving Road and York Road. About 20 minutes later police spotted a vehicle matching the description, a red 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser, leaving a gas station at York and Green streets.

When an officer attempted to stop the driver for a traffic violation, she refused to pull over, and other officers joined the slow-speed pursuit, according to the release.

Police said Evans stopped at Route 83 and Hillside Drive due to traffic, and a detective tried to open her door, but it was locked. Evans then backed up and swerved toward the detective while maneuvering around stopped cars.

She continued to lead police through Elk Grove Village back to Bensenville, Wood Dale and finally Itasca where the chase ended in a McDonald's parking lot at Irving Park Road and Prospect Avenue, the release stated. Evans backed into a squad car and struck another vehicle in an attempt to further evade police before striking a tree, police said.

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