Elvira Delgado-Garcia, 27, of North Richmond Street, Chicago, was charged with DUI and fleeing and eluding after Niles police responded to a crash at Lehigh and Touhy at about 10:30 p.m. Dec. 22. As police arrived, they said, the crash victims yelled that the offender, in a Ford Expedition with front end damage, was turning eastbound from Lehigh onto Touhy and was getting away.
Niles police located the offender's vehicle about a block later and attempted to stop it by activating the lights and siren. A Skokie police officer had positioned a squad car in front of the offender, so that she was sandwiched between the two police cars (the area is at the Niles-Skokie border). According to the Niles police report, the offender, Delgado-Garcia, drove around the Skokie squad car and attempted to drive fast down Touhy, with her vehicle's tire striking the curb more than once, according to police. At an intersection a block later, she slammed on the brakes, and Niles police approached her vehicle. The officer could smell the odor of alcohol on her breath, according to the report. When ordered to exit the vehicle, she remained seated, police said. When police helped her out of the vehicle, they said she resisted being handcuffed.
When police ran a check of her male passenger, it showed he was wanted on a warrant, and a database check of Delgado-Garcia showed she had a suspended drivers license, police said.
Her court date is Jan. 11 in the Skokie branch of the Cook County courts.
Threats made in phone call
A 51-year-old Niles man of the 8700 block of Oleander reported that his ex-wife, 53, who lives in Phoenix, Ariz., phoned on Dec. 22 at about 6:20 p.m. and, according to police, made a threat while talking to the victim's son. He overheard her say, "If you come to Phoenix, I will kill you," according to the report. The victim told police they had gone through a bitter divorce and he has an order of protection. Police made a report.
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