Driver claims she did not realize Oviedo police were stopping her

in Oviedo News & Events


OVIEDO, Fla. – If Adriana Irizarry had immediately stopped her car when an Oviedo police officer tried to pull her over for a broken headlight in December, she may have only received a citation for a traffic infraction.

But Irizarry claims she did not hear the patrol vehicle’s sirens, and she later told officers she assumed the flashing red and blue lights were meant for someone else.

The 21-year-old continued driving to her home, less than 2 miles from where the officer first noticed Irizarry.

Now, she is facing up to five years in prison after prosecutors charged her with fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement, a third-degree felony.