TAMPA — Maybe Sirena Denice Williams should've listened to her 4-year-old son, piping up from the back seat as she tried to flee from police.
According to an arrest affidavit, the child said "he told his mommy to stop because the police were trying to pull her over, and she wouldn't."
Police were looking for Williams, who left the scene of a Sept. 14 crash in a silver Nissan without a license tag, the affidavit states.
She was found Thursday afternoon heading south on N 40th Street at the intersection of E 26th Avenue. When an officer saw Williams' car run a traffic light to turn on to 26th, the sirens went on. But Williams kept going, police said.
At 3803 N Phillips St., she stopped the car and ran. When the officer got out of his cruiser, he wrote that he saw a 4-year-old child open the back door of the car. The child told the officer "his mama" had been driving, and he'd tried to tell her to stop. A 17-year-old was also in the car unrestrained.
Williams was found and arrested on charges of aggravated fleeing to elude arrest, two counts of child neglect and driving without a license.
She was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail and released on $11,750 bail.
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