GENEVA – A Batavia woman was charged with four counts of felony aggravated driving under the influence after eluding Geneva police and then allegedly causing a multiple-vehicle crash, according to police reports.
Carmela S. Ocegueda, 24, of the 600 block of Park Street, Batavia, was also charged Aug. 23 with felony aggravated fleeing a police officer, court and police records show.
Ocegueda was also charged with several traffic offenses – driving with a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident, driving without insurance and improper lane use, court and police records show.
Police on patrol first noticed Ocegueda shortly before midnight on Aug. 22 traveling north on South Kirk Road driving a Hyundai Sonata, reports stated.
The officer learned the owner, Ocegueda, had a suspended license and followed her from 1300 to 800 blocks of South Kirk Road, observing that she crossed into the adjacent lane three times, the report stated.
The officer pulled up bedside Ocegueda at a red light at East State Street and South Kirk Road. Ocegueda looked at him, suddenly made a U-turn against the red light and drove south on South Kirk Road, the report stated.
The officer activated his emergency lights and followed her. Ocegueda stopped in the 400 block, but after the officer got out of the patrol car and walked up to the Sonata, Ocegueda drove away at a high rate of speed, the report stated.
The officer did not pursue, but notified Tri-Com that she fled the traffic stop; shortly after, Tri-Com notified the officer of a crash with injuries at South Kirk Road and East Fabyan Parkway with a blonde woman in a black shirt and blue jeans was running north from the crash site, the report stated.
There were three vehicles with extensive damage, including the Sonata, which was empty. One of the drivers said he was stopped at the red light when he saw the Sonata approaching in the rear-view mirror, the report stated.
He could not move out of the way as he was blocked by a Ford Explorer in front of him and construction cones on both sides, the report stated.
When the Sonata struck, it propelled him into the Explorer, the report stated.
A witness told police the Sonata passed her going south in the northbound lanes in the 1900 block of South Kirk Road, then saw a woman in a black shirt run north away from the crash scene, the report stated.
Other officers found Ocegueda on the west side of the Fox Valley Ice Arena, 1996 South Kirk Road, the report stated.
The aggravated DUI and fleeing charges are Class 4 felonies punishable by one to three years in prison and fines up to $25,000 if convicted.
Records show Ocegueda was released after posting $1,800 bail. As a condition of being released, Ocegueda was ordered not to take drugs or drink alcohol, records show.
A status hearing on the felony charges is scheduled on Nov. 5 and a plea setting on the traffic charges is scheduled for Oct. 15, records show.
Ocegueda had been charged Aug. 12, 2019 in Geneva with transportation of open liquor by a driver, and pleaded guilty Sept. 10, 2019, court records show.
She received three months of supervision, a fine and community service, records show.