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Police: Joliet woman shoves cop, aggressively resists arrest

JOLIET – A Joliet woman was allegedly aggressive with officers who were attempting to arrest her and refused to submit to be taken into custody following a minor traffic incident, police said.

On Tuesday evening, officers responded to a minor vehicle crash involving Emaree T. Baker, 18, of the 1200 block of Hague Street, police said.

When the officers investigated the crash, they reportedly discovered Baker’s license was suspended, said Joliet Deputy Police Chief Ed Gregory.

Baker allegedly refused to exit her vehicle until her mother arrived at the scene, Gregory said. When Baker did get out of the car, she was allegedly swore at an officer and acted in a confrontational manner, he said.

When an officer attempted to remove the keys from Baker's vehicle, she allegedly shoved him, knocking him off balance, Gregory said. While she was being arrested, Baker reportedly kept aggressively pulling away from the officer and resisting her arrest.

Baker was charged with battery, obstructing and resisting a police officer. She was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 8.

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