Woman In Custody After Chase From San Diego Area To Santa Clarita

posted by City News Service - 

SANTA CLARITA (CNS) - A woman was in custody today, accused of leading California Highway Patrol officers on a chase along the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway from the San Diego area to Santa Clarita.

The chase began about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on westbound state Route 52, approaching state Route 125 in Santee when officers tried to pull over the driver of a Nissan Rogue SUV for speeding, according to Officer M. Bailey of the California Highway Patrol's San Diego Office.

The pursuit traveled north for nearly three hours until the vehicle drove over spike strips deployed by officers near the McBean Parkway exit, NBC4 reported.

The driver stopped the SUV in the middle lane of the freeway near Magic Mountain Parkway and officers moved in, pulled her from the vehicle and took her into custody.

The rear of the SUV was damaged from non-lethal rounds fired by officers in an attempt to get the driver to surrender, NBC4 said.

Throughout the chase, the driver used her turn signals when changing lanes.

KCAL9 reported the driver may not have been the registered owner of the SUV.

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