HAWTHORNE, NJ - At 7:57 p.m. on August 20, Kristen Chin, a 24 year old woman from Bloomfield, was arrested after driving away from a police officer in the midst of writing a vehicle summons, according to the Hawthorne Police Department.
A 2015 Chevy Spark was parked on Diamond Bridge Avenue illegally and caught the attention of a patrolling police officer. As he walked to the car, Chin attempted to move it, whereupon the officer instructed her to stop. He asked why the car had been parked there, as it "almost contributed to an accident moments earlier." The police say that Chin responded, "Well, I am not parked now, I am leaving."
The officer informed her that she could not leave and wanted to see her driving credentials. It was then the police say she drove off, leaving the officer behind, and "fled through several residential streets." Police ultimately pulled her over in the vicinity of Coolidge Place and Wagaraw Road, placed her under arrest, and took her to police headquarters. In addition to several motor vehicle summonses, she was further charged with obstruction of justice and eluding.
After processing, she was released with a CJP court date.
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