Naperville: Judge Grants State’s Motion to Detain Pre-Trial an Aurora Woman Charged with Leading Police on 122 MPH High-Speed Pursuit
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~ On November 25, 2023, Imira Williams, 22, of Aurora was detained pre-trial after Judge Anthony Coco granted the State's motion. Williams is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase and is charged with two counts of Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding (Class 4 Felony) and one count of Misdemeanor Attempt Aggravated Assault.

The incident began when officers with the Naperville Police Department conducting surveillance in the parking lot of Bowlero allegedly observed a firearm in a vehicle between the center console and the passenger seat. When officers asked Williams and an unknown male to exit the vehicle, Williams complied but the male did not and began moving items about the car. The male eventually exited the car and fled on foot, at which time officers pursued him. While officers were pursuing him, Williams reentered her vehicle and drove away. One officer reentered his squad car, activated his emergency lights and sirens, and pursued Williams. During the pursuit, it is alleged that Williams made a U-turn and drove directly at the officer causing him to swerve his squad car to avoid a collision. She also allegedly disobeyed seven red lights through the streets of Naperville before entering I-88 where she reached a speed of approximately 122 mph. Eventually she pulled her vehicle over and was taken into custody with assistance from DuPage County Sheriff's Office.

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DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin commented on this case saying "The alleged conduct of Ms. Williams demonstrates that she has absolutely no concern for public safety or for the safety of the officer involved in the pursuit… Judge Coco's order to detain her pre-trial sends the message that in DuPage County we will not tolerate this type of dangerous behavior that poses a threat not only to the driver, but also puts police officers involved and motoring public at great risk."

Naperville Chief of Police Jason Arres added "In the last few years, we've seen more and more individuals fleeing from police… I'm grateful for assistance from DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick's office in apprehending offender in this incident as well as DuPage County State's Attorney Bob Berlin's office for approving charges that reflect severity of crime."

Williams' next court appearance is scheduled for December 26th for arraignment in front of Judge Brian Telander. It is important to note that this complaint contains only charges against her; she is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt by government's burden.

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