Elderly AG woman led police on high-speed chase
February 10, 2016
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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