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Elmhurst woman sentenced to four years for slow-speed chase

Published: Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 9:43 a.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 7:05 p.m. CDT
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Nicole S. Evans, 30, of the 400 block of East Vallette Street, Elmhurst, was sentenced to four years in prison for leading police on a slow-speed car chase through several suburbs.

ELMHURST – An Elmhurst woman pleaded guilty Friday to leading police on a slow-speed chase through the suburbs last year.

Nicole S. Evans, 30, of the 400 block of East Vallette Street, was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to participate in drug counseling during her incarceration, according to media reports.

Evans was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding, aggravated assault, criminal damage to government supported property and driving under the influence of alcohol on Oct. 23, 2013 after she was she was treated for minor injuries and released from Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

At 10:55 a.m. Oct. 22, 2013 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 Evans for a traffic violation, she refused to pull over and other officers joined the slow-speed pursuit, according to a news release from Bensenville police.

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.

Evans was also ordered to pay restitution to both the Bensenville and Elk Grove police for damage to squad cars, as well as two deductibles for civilian's cars she damaged, according to media reports.

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