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Woman Jailed After Freeway Chase

TIMES STAFF WRITER

A 46-year old Rowland Heights woman was arrested after she led deputies on a 27-minute freeway chase Friday and then tried to run one down, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

Employees at Don Kott Ford in Carson called police to report that a woman had been urinating and screaming profanities in the parking lot for an hour, Sheriff’s Lt. Rick McKeon said.

When a deputy approached her at the dealership at 5:30 p.m., Josephine Reyes tried to hit him with her car, McKeon said.

A chase then began that times exceeded 70 m.p.h. before traffic on the San Diego Freeway near Bolsa Chica Road forced her to stop, McKeon said.

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Deputies had to break two windows on Reyes’ car to arrest her after she became stuck in traffic, McKeon said.

She was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for an examination before she was booked at the Sybil Brand women’s jail in Los Angeles on suspicion of assaulting a police officer with a deadly weapon, evading arrest and several erratic driving charges.


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