| | Running from the fuzz
Don't overlook the fact that many states in recent years have elevated the crime of attempting to elude an officer to a felony, punishable by a year or more of imprisonment and deep fines. Don't even ask about how insurance companies react to such a conviction.
And one more item. A good friend who retired as a police captain once explained the act of eluding this way to me: "Peterson, if you run from the cops you'd better succeed. Because when they catch you, it's guaranteed they're gonna thump on you."