Police responded to the scene of an accident Wednesday just after 5:30 p.m. near NE 23rd and Lottie.
While the officers were at the accident, a vehicle pulled up behind them and started yelling for them to move their patrol car so the driver could turn onto Lottie.
Officers approached the driver and told her to wait while they moved the damaged vehicles out of the roadway.
The woman reportedly told police, “you have two seconds,” and officers told the woman to wait again.
It’s rush hour, missy. Nothing happens in two seconds in rush hour.
The officers started walking back towards the accident when they heard an engine rev, and saw the woman drive over the curb and onto Lottie.
Officers caught up with the woman nearby who quickly exited the vehicle.
According to a probable cause affidavit, officers told the woman to get back in her vehicle and she replied, “f*** you.”
While the woman was being arrested, her passenger exited the vehicle despite being told by officers to stay inside, and allegedly “pulled” at an officer’s arm.
The woman, identified by police as Talitha Byrd, 21, was arrested for obstructing an officer and resisting execution of process during insurrection. Her passenger, Paul Brown, 26, was also arrested obstructing an officer and battery/assault on a police officer.
The most charitable explanation: they’re new around here. Kate is the next street to the east; Everest (southbound only) is the next street to the west, followed by Glyn Ellyn. Either would have gotten them where they were going. So I’m going with “drugs wearing off” as a hypothesis.