Evading arrest charged

Evading arrest charged

A Martin woman faces multiple charges after being taken into custody Saturday in Union City after allegedly evading police for a brief time.
Layla Abdulh Elhulu, 23, of 222 Meadowbrook Drive, Martin, was arrested at 5:07 p.m. in the 2200 block of East Main Street in Union City and charged with evading arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license, according to a Union City Police Department report.
The incident began about 4:20 p.m. when Union City police received information about a 2005 Nissan Sentra that allegedly had been stolen in Martin and was possibly occupied by Ms. Elhulu and coming to Union City.
About 5 p.m., a Union City police officer observed the suspect vehicle, occupied by one person, in the city’s Graham Park.
The officer followed the car onto East Main Street and, after confirming it had been stolen, attempted to stop the vehicle in the 1800 block of East Main Street.
The driver allegedly refused to stop and was driving about 30 mph. The officer reported he pulled up beside the female driver and motioned for her to pull to the right.
The vehicle continued to travel east and the driver turned on the emergency flashers.
The officer pulled ahead of the vehicle and slowed, causing the vehicle to stop. The officer exited his patrol car and the driver allegedly put the vehicle in reverse and started backing.
The officer ordered the driver to stop and she did so after backing about 50 feet, at which point she was taken into custody, according to the report.
The driver was identified as Ms. Elhulu and police reported they discovered her driver’s license had been suspended due to failure to appear in court on a citation.
Inside the vehicle, police found a zipper pouch with a crack pipe and a Brillo pad.
The car was later released to its owner at the scene, according to the report.

wcp 5/26/11

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