SANTA ANA (CNS) - A 33-year-old woman was charged Tuesday with ramming multiple cars in a parking lot in Mission Viejo before a standoff with police on the Santa Ana (5) Freeway.
Aria Alexandra Martin was charged with five counts of assault with a deadly weapon and 13 counts of vandalism, all felonies, as well as single misdemeanor counts each of driving under the influence of a drug and resisting arrest.
She pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Tuesday in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana and was scheduled to return to court Feb. 23 for a pretrial hearing in the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach. Martin was ordered held on $60,000 bail.
Martin was accused of ramming multiple cars about 1:30 p.m. Thursday in a parking lot in Mission Viejo before leaving and then getting pulled over on the freeway south of Oso Parkway, according to Orange County sheriff's Sgt. Michael Woodroof.
When police tried to get her out of the car, she refused at first, but eventually complied, Woodroof said.