Refused to stop for the cops
May 30, 2019 at 6:21 a.m.
While Port Chester police officers were conducting a traffic stop at the Westchester Avenue and Waterfront Place intersection on Sunday, May 26, they allegedly saw a woman in a Mini Cooper approach a red light while visibly using her cellphone at 10:26 p.m.
When the light turned green, the driver allegedly continued using the phone. At this point, an officer approached her and instructed her to stop, to which she allegedly replied: “I don’t need to.” While speaking to Lucia Linares, the cop allegedly realized her speech was slurred and her breath smelled like alcohol. Therefore, he told her to pull over. However, she allegedly said “no,” and quickly drove away.
At this point the cops got into their vehicles and followed her. According to the police report, she sped away to her home at 448 Willett Ave., illegally passing cars and not stopping or signaling at turns the entire way. When she turned into her driveway, the cops tried to detain her, but she allegedly struggled and yelled.
According to the police report, she later admitted to drinking two glasses of tequila in Stamford, Conn. earlier that evening. Her blood alcohol content was then revealed at .14 percent, above the legal limit of .08.
The 30-year-old was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. She was also charged with violations for reckless driving, operating a cellphone while driving, disobeying a lawful order and several traffic infractions from when she allegedly ran away.