A 35-year-old female driver who fled authorities at a high rate of speed through downtown Ramona Monday, was captured and arrested on suspected felony evading after she crashed her SUV down a dirt road in Poway, reported California Highway Patrol.
Edith Cordoba-Chavolla of Ramona, was southbound on Magnolia Street just before 5 p.m. in a blue Ford Expedition when she failed to stop at a stop sign as she was turning onto westbound State Route 78, in front of a marked CHP vehicle, and as the officer turned on the lights and went after her, she picked up speed, said CHP Public Information Officer Kevin Pearlstein.
As her speed increased to 95 mph through Ramona, CHP backed off and called in air support, he said.
“She continued to blow through red lights,” Pearlstein said.
CHP caught up with her as she left Ramona and turned right onto Poway Road and then right onto Peppertree Ranch, a dirt road, he reported.
Pearlstein said the suspect smashed through a closed metal gate and drove into a wire fence, which stopped her SUV, and officers found her hiding in some bushes, clad only in underwear.
She was transported to Pomerado Hospital for minor injuries and then booked into Las Colinas Women’s Detention Facility for suspected charges of DUI, felony evading and no driver’s license, according to CHP.
No air support was needed as the incident was over about nine minutes after requesting it, Pearlstein said.