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Woman Arrested In South Brunswick After Fleeing Police On Car Stop

A woman who fled from South Brunswick police Thursday evening was later arrested for eluding.

At 8:10 p.m., Officer Thomas  Spilatore was in a marked patrol car headed Route 130 north when he observed a blue Honda Accord pull onto Route 130 from Stults Road without stopping for the stop sign.

Two vehicles traveling Route 130 north had to brake in order to avoid striking the Honda. The Honda then made a U-turn on Route 130 and began to head south.

Spilatore activated his lights and siren and attempted to stop the Honda, which did not have any headlights on. The driver pulled onto the shoulder of the road and continued to travel at a slow speed. 

The driver then pulled back onto the right lane of the highway and accelerated to 60mph. She continued to swerve in her lane and nearly struck a vehicle in the left lane before Officer Spilatore broke off attempts to stop her. The entire incident lasted for just over a mile.

South Brunswick Police contacted Plainsboro Police who were able to locate Rinku Parakh, 40, at her residence. She was arrested and charged with eluding along with several motor vehicle violations.

The investigation determined that Parakh had just received her license weeks earlier.  Parakh did not believe she had committed any violations at the time she observed Officer Spilatore trying to stop her. She did not realize she needed to stop for the officer and just wanted to get home. She was released on a summons pending her first court appearance, police said.


m k April 29, 2014 at 11:56 PM
Let's hope the judge takes her license away and slaps her silly with some significant fines. She's not fooling anyone with those laughable excuses. The arrogance she demonstrated far outweighs her undeniable stupidity. Maybe she's related to that Patel girl that fled the scene after she ran over a high school student with her car. and who then had her father try to hide the damaged car.
B April 30, 2014 at 07:17 AM
I just said the same thing last night! She feels like she is above the law, just like the girl that hit that kid with her car. I'll go home.....maybe nobody saw.....unreal!
Dan DiBiase April 30, 2014 at 07:29 AM
Mike - I assume because she was driving so erratically that the officer thought she would cause an accident if he continued pursuit. She obviously was aware of him behind her. I wonder if failing to stop for an officer is a felony?
Lawrence April 30, 2014 at 01:35 PM
Do the charges warrant a petit jury? If so, Lord how I'd love to be on it ...
AC April 30, 2014 at 01:53 PM
Felony, yes. At least 3rd degree. And, if an officer deems that danger posed by continuing the pursuit overshadows the need to stop the person (but there are, for the most part, specifically noted reasons) , that officer may choose not to pursue, and charge the person at a later time. In this case, the issue may be more of the attitude toward the police (you have no right to stop ME) rather than the belief that they did anything wrong or even that they are legally required to pull over (above the law).

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