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.