Woman Jailed After Freeway Chase


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.


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.