Elderly AG woman led police on high-speed chase

February 10, 2016

CHP@A 70-year-old Arroyo Grande woman led California Highway Patrol officers on a chase in Santa Barbara County on Tuesday that covered more than 20 miles. The CHP is investigating whether she was drunk at the time. [KSBY]

Shortly after 3 p.m., officers who were looking for the suspect in a hit-and-run accident spotted a vehicle in Buellton that they thought had been involved. Officers tried to stop the Ford truck, but the woman continued northbound on Highway 101.

Officers then placed a spike strip on the highway just south of Orcutt near Palmer Road. The Arroyo Grand woman ran over the spike strip, which deflated at least two of her truck’s tires, and stopped the truck.

Officers arrested the woman immediately. The CHP has yet to release her identity.

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13 Comments

  1. Rambunctious says:

    “A 70-year-old”

    The new 40…

    (9) 9 Total Votes - 9 up - 0 down
  2. achillesheal says:

    I wonder if she took a swing at the arresting officer with her purse when she got out of the car and called him “sonny”.

    Great role model for your grandchildren.

    (4) 16 Total Votes - 10 up - 6 down
  3. OldNed says:

    I’m sure she meant to stop but mistook the gas pedal for the brake pedal.

    (18) 20 Total Votes - 19 up - 1 down
  4. Pelican1 says:

    The little old lady from Arroyo Grande
    (Go granny, go granny, go granny, go!)
    Has a pretty little flower bed of white gardenias
    (Go granny, go granny, go granny, go!)
    But parked in a rickety old garage
    Is a brand new, shiny red, super-stock Dodge!

    And everybody’s saying that there’s nobody meaner
    Than the little old lady from Arroyo Grande
    She drives real fast and she drives real hard
    She’s the terror of Grand Avenue
    It’s the little old lady from Arroyo Grande

    If you see her on the street, don’t try to choose her
    (Go granny, go granny, go granny, go!)
    You might drive a goer but you’ll never lose her
    (Go granny, go granny, go granny, go!)
    She’s gonna get a ticket now, sooner or later
    ‘Cause she can’t keep her foot off the accelerator!

    And everybody’s saying that there’s nobody meaner
    Than the little old lady from Arroyo Grande
    She drives real fast and she drives real hard
    She’s the terror of Grand Avenue
    It’s the little old lady from Arroyo Grande

    (Go granny, go granny, go granny, go!)
    (Go granny, go granny, go granny, go!)
    The guys come to race her from miles around
    But she’ll give ’em a length, then she’ll shut ’em down

    And everybody’s saying that there’s nobody meaner
    Than the little old lady from Arroyo Grande
    She drives real fast and she drives real hard
    She’s the terror of Grand Avenue
    It’s the little old lady from Arroyo Grande

    Go granny, go granny, go granny, go!
    Go granny, go granny, go granny, go!
    Go granny, go granny, go granny, go!

    (-8) 42 Total Votes - 17 up - 25 down
    • kayaknut says:

      You may be singing a different song had this little old lady caused an accident and killed someone.

      (8) 26 Total Votes - 17 up - 9 down
      • Pelican1 says:

        And thankfully she didn’t…lighten up. Without a little bit of levity, we would all cry.

        (1) 9 Total Votes - 5 up - 4 down
        • kayaknut says:

          So glad a 70 year old person’s misfortune gives you a bases for humor. Perhaps if you had a older person suffering you would have a different take on the situation.

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          • achillesheal says:

            I wouldn’t call initiating a high speed chase, running over a spike strip and possible DUI “misfortune”. Recklessness is recklessness at any age.

            (1) 3 Total Votes - 2 up - 1 down
            • kayaknut says:

              Sorry to disagree, big difference for someone at 18 doing this to someone at 70, yes perhaps this 70 year old should not of even still had a drivers license, but I also know many 18 year old’s that should not have even gotten a license in the first place. It is treated more like a right than a privilege to have a license. Not saying this person should not be punished, if it is a case of “should not have had a license anymore”, guaranteed she and likely others knew this was the case but failed to act, but to go so far as to make fun at her expense is not right, someday most of us will be that age, maybe.

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          • jonhartz says:

            “basis”. Where do all these sensitive crybabies come from? Cal Poly? Does everything have to be run through your personal experience computer to make sense to you? Old broad is lucky she is alive and didn’t kill someone. Throw the damn book at her, this is unacceptable behavior for any age.

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    • jonhartz says:

      Classic Belch Boys tune…

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