The extended chase sequence in the 1971 William Freidkin film The French Connection is considered by many to be the best ever made. In the role of real-life NYPD detective Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle, Gene Hackman chases a would-be assassin through a maze of New York streets, commandeering and smashing vehicles as he goes. Attempted murder aside, the perpetrator clearly was guilty of attempting to flee from a pursuing police officer. Now here's a much less dramatic scenario that can happen to even the most law-abiding citizen. You're driving home, tired after a long day at work and you are singing along to one of your favorite classic rock songs (it's okay - we all do it). You probably have the volume up just a little too loud. That's why until you parked you didn't realize there was a police cruiser trying to pull you over for the last two miles because you have a broken taillight. Now, however, he's annoyed. Despite your attempt to explain, he's planning to charge you with evading a peace officer.