http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/loca ... 2725.storyWoman charged with trying to run down cops to avoid ticket
By Erin Meyer
5:41 p.m. CST, February 5, 2012
Allstate Insurance employee Ashley Day threatened two police officers on bicycles with the Chevrolet Corvette she was driving in an effort to avoid getting traffic tickets on Saturday, authorities said today.
According to prosecutors and police reports, the 25-year-old Hazel Crest woman made an illegal U-turn in the 200 block of North Michigan Avenue while using a cell phone shortly before 3 p.m., Saturday.
But when a Chicago police bicycle officer attempted to stop Day on Michigan, she put the white 2005 Corvette she was driving into reverse nearly striking the officer, according to police reports.
A second officer tried to stop her at the intersection of Randolph Street and Stetson Avenue “using his bicycle and his person in an attempt to stop the offenders flight,” according to police reports.
But Day kept driving until she was pulled over by a third officer in the 100 block of North Lake Shore Drive.
On Sunday, a Cook County judge ordered Day held on $10,000 bail. She is charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault of a police officer with a vehicle and fleeing police.
She was also ticketed for driving while using a cell phone and making an illegal U-turn.