Police often look for signs that a driver may be under the influence while on patrol. They look for signs such as erratic driving, stopping abruptly, and speeding. While the driver may just be driving recklessly, these are also signs of possible DUI.
An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer witnessed a driver behaving in such a way on the eastbound 101 in Los Angeles at about 4:15 a.m. August 1st.
The off-duty officer called the driver in as a possible DUI and then followed at a distance until other CHP officers could take over on the southbound 405.
The driver, identified as a female, initially pulled over. However, she then accelerated and engaged officers in a pursuit.
The driver was in a Saturn Ion and reached speeds of 90 m.p.h. on the freeway. She took the eastbound 105, the southbound 710, and then transitioned to the southbound 405 again. She exited in Oceanside.
After exiting the interstate, she ran through intersections, narrowly missing other motorists. The driver then got back onto the highway 76, exiting in Fallbrook. She drove through several neighborhoods attempting to evade officers.
CHP bumped her rear bumper several times, causing it to hang from the vehicle.
The woman was eventually forced into a cul-de-sac, where she attempted to escape by driving over a lawn. CHP units were able to box her in, where she surrendered without further incident.
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