Elmhurst woman charged in police chase
An Elmhurst woman is in custody after leading police on a chase Tuesday from Bensenville to Elk Grove Village and back, according to police.
Upon her release from Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village Wednesday -- where she was transported for minor injuries -- Nicole S. Evans, 30, of the 400 block of East Vallette Street, was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding, aggravated assault, criminal damage to government-supported property and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Officers responded about 11 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a possible drunken driver at York and Irving Park roads in Bensenville. The vehicle -- a red 2007 PT Cruiser driven by Evans -- was located about 20 minutes later and officers tried to pull it over for turning without signaling, according to police.
Instead of stopping, police said Evans continued through a residential neighborhood and turned north on Route 83. Bensenville officers ended their pursuit on Route 83 but alerted surrounding police agencies to be on the lookout.
Evans ended up in Elk Grove Village, where she was pursued again by police, according to police. She drove back through Bensenville and parked at a McDonald's in the area of Prospect Avenue and Irving Park in Itasca.
Officers tried to box in Evans' vehicle with a squad car, but she backed into it, drove over a median and crashed into a tree, police said. One officer suffered minor cuts to his hand while breaking a window to get into Evans' car.
After her release from the hospital, Evans was transported to the DuPage County jail. Her bond hearing is set for Thursday.
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