Posted on Sunday September 15, 2019
Contact: Officer Tim Aycock
Public Information Officer
September 15, 2019
On Friday, September 13, 2019, at approximately 10:33 p.m., a Matthews officer from the Patrol Division responded to the area of Chambers Drive regarding a report of a possible impaired driver. Upon arriving in the area, the officer observed a vehicle and driver fitting the reported description. The officer initiated a traffic stop in which the driver did not comply. The Matthews officer pursued the suspect vehicle for approximately three miles when the driver of the suspect vehicle pulled over, got out and ran. After a brief foot pursuit, the driver was taken into custody and identified as Ms. Melinda Scrofani (DOB - 05/20/1981) of Matthews, N.C. Ms. Scrofani was transported to Novant-Matthews for an evaluation. She has been charged with the following:
Felony Flee to Elude;
Resist, Obstruct, and/or Delay an Officer.