A 25-year-old Chicago woman, who ignored several police vehicles attempting to preserve the scene of a serious crash, told officers she did so, in part, because she had to use the bathroom, then proved her point by pulling down her pants and urinating on the ground at a gas station.

Forest Park police were helping the Oak Park Police Department restrict traffic on Harlem Avenue around on Dec. 4 around 4 a.m. when a 2014 Kia sedan drove around “at least five” vehicles with their lights activated, proceeded to travel into oncoming traffic and ignored an attempt to pull her over.

When the vehicle finally stopped, at the Thorntons gas station at 601 Harlem Ave., five women began to exit the car before an officer ordered them to remain in the vehicle. The driver then “immediately began to scream loudly” and said she would not remain in the vehicle because she had to use the bathroom. When informed that she drove through the scene of a major accident, the woman allegedly said she “did not care” and did not see the vehicles with their lights activated.

At that point, the officer asked to see the woman’s driver’s license, to which she again began yelling and threatened to relieve herself outside the car. According to the police report, the woman then swung open the driver’s door, pulled down her pants and underwear, and urinated on the ground in front of the officer.

The woman was issued several citations, including for disorderly conduct, public urination, indecent conduct, obstructing a police officer and several traffic violations.

This information was obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.