It shall be unlawful and an offense for any operator of a motor vehicle who has received a visual and/or an audible signal (red light and/or a siren) from a police officer driving a motor vehicle, with insignia showing the same to be an official police, Sheriff or Highway Patrol car, directing the operator to bring his vehicle to a stop, to wilfully increase his speed or extinguish his lights in an attempt to elude such police officer, to wilfully attempt, in any other manner, to elude the police officer, or to elude such police officer. (2007 Code § 18-161)