On Saturday, April 27, 2019, at approximately 6:26 PM, Officer Dennis Valerio was on patrol in the area of Chester Pike and Smiley Street. Officer Valerio observed a White Chevrolet travel at an extremely high rate of speed. The vehicle failed to stop for a red light at Smiley Street. Officer Valerio then activated his emergency lights and attempted to make a traffic stop.
The White Chevrolet continued eastbound on Chester Pike in an erratic manner. Without the use of turn signals, the vehicle weaved in and out of traffic and proceeded to drive through a solid red light at W. Ridley Ave (Borough of Ridley Park). The while female driver then decided to pull over on Chester Pike prior to Stewart Avenue. Samantha Aslaksen admitted that she did not have a valid driver’s license and claimed to be on her way to meet a friend. Aslaksen was unable to provide pertinent information (registration/insurance).
Upon further investigation, it was confirmed that the vehicle had been stolen. Aslaksen was then taken into custody and charged accordingly.