Woman Charged for Fleeing Bicycle Cops

Police say they had to stop her three times before taking her into custody

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    A woman was arrested for fleeing bicycle police who were trying to stop her for talking on a cell phone and making an illegal U-turn Downtown.

    Ashley Day, 25, of Hazel Crest, was charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault while operating a motor vehicle against a police officer and one count of misdemeanor fleeing/attempting to elude police, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. She was also issued two traffic citations.

    Bicycle officers stopped Day Saturday afternoon for allegedly talking on her cell phone and making an illegal U-turn, police said. After initially stopping, Day drove off and nearly stuck the officer in the process.

    A second officer attempted to stop Day a short distance away at East Randolph Drive and North Stetson Avenue, and again she almost struck the officer attempting to make the stop, police said.

    She was taken into custody when officers finally stopped her in the 100 block of North Lake Shore Drive, police said.

    No Officers were seriously injured, police said.

    Day appeared in Central Bond Court Saturday, but bond information was not immediately available.