Let Those Of You Who Have Not Got Into A Fight,Taken Off Your Pants, Led A Dangerous Drunken Police Chase, And Been Tazered Cast Thy First Stone

Wow.. A ridiculously funny crime took place in Peoria this week! What are the odds of that happening?

Woman strips down, leads police on high-speed chase

PEORIA - It took police from two different agencies to arrest an East Peoria woman early Monday who allegedly caused a ruckus at a bar by taking off her clothes then drove her minivan drunk, fleeing from an officer.

Stacey S. Nelton, 35, of 1180 Upper Spring Bay Road was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, aggravated battery, aggravated fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, driving on the shoulder and two counts each of speeding and improper lane usage.

According to a Peoria County sheriff's report, a deputy was dispatched about 11:30 p.m. Sunday to Aberle's Bar, 5721 W. Farmington Road, to investigate a naked woman, who had just left in a minivan after earlier fighting with bar patrons and slapping the bartender.

As the deputy approached the bar, he spotted the van heading east on Farmington Road driving at a high rate of speed, reports said. The deputy noted the driver, later determined to be Nelton, reached a speed of 78 mph. The speed limit on Farmington Road is 40 mph.

The deputy, with his lights and siren activated, pursued Nelton as she turned north onto Sterling Avenue. He clocked her at 96 mph at that point of the pursuit.

Nelton took Sterling to Interstate 74 and headed east. While on I-74, the deputy said she struck a guardrail and passed a motorist on the right shoulder. When she left the interstate at the North University Street exit, Nelton almost collided with a Peoria police squad car.

She turned onto Main Street, followed the curve which turns into Western Avenue and headed down the hill where she drove through the yard at 1913 W. Martin while negotiating the turn.

The pursuit ended in the parking lot of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 305 S. Madison Park Terrace, when her van got hung up on a cement parking block. Police used a Taser on Nelton, who was not wearing any clothes from her waist down, when she refused to get out of the vehicle.


Well then. Sounds like one hell of a night, really. Three thoughts:

1. The word "ruckus" needs to be used much more frequently.
2. I wish this was on tape.
3. My bachelor party really should have gone to Aberle's Bar, apparently.

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