ELMHURST – Two Villa Park brothers have been charged following a Nov. 5 incident in which the driver allegedly attempted to flee after Elmhurst police attempted to make a traffic stop.
Mohammed A. Al Qaisieh, 24, of the 18W200 block of Standish Lane in Villa Park, was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding, driving while license suspended, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, obstructed windows, no valid registration and no seatbelt following the incident, which reportedly occurred at 9:50 a.m. Nov. 5 in the 100 block of West Industrial Drive in Elmhurst.
Elmhurst Police Deputy Chief Mike McLean said in a phone interview Nov. 14 that the Elmhurst police officer attempting to make the traffic stop had done so after seeing that the Chevrolet Camero Mohammed was driving had expired registration.
McLean said that as the police officer turned on the lights of the police vehicle to make the traffic stop, the Camero quickly accelerated and attempted to pass another vehicle on the roadway.
Another vehicle, which was turning into a parking lot of a business on Industrial Drive west of York Street, collided with the Camero, McLean said.
He added that the time that passed between the police officer turning on the lights of the vehicle and the crash was merely seconds.
Ahmad A. Al Qaisieh, a passenger in the vehicle, also 24 and of the same residence, was arrested on a warrant out of DuPage County and cited with no seatbelt.
McLean said Ahmad was treated for minor injuries at a hospital before being brought to the police department to be processed on the warrant.