An Aquebogue woman who was pulled over in Flanders last week for talking on her cellphone while driving was arrested after she ignored police orders, threw garbage on the ground and fought with an officer who tried to subdue her, Southampton Town police said.
Elizabeth Bucalo, 53, was seen talking on her phone while driving a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier sedan about 3:10 p.m. last Monday on Flanders Road, according to a police report.
Police found Ms. Bucalo — also known as Elizabeth Bucalo-Lingerfelt — was driving an unregistered car that had switched plates and no insurance, police said. But when police ordered Ms. Bucalo to stay in her car, she refused. She got out of her car and threw garbage as she attempted to walk away, police said.
An officer stopped Ms. Bucalo about 200 feet from the car and tried to arrest her, but she resisted, police said.
She was charged with resisting arrest, littering, improper plates, prohibited use of a cellphone, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and violations for having an uninsured and unregistered car.
She was taken to police headquarters to be processed.