HILLSIDE DISTRICT - Los Angeles police arrested a Burbank woman after
a 20-minute pursuit through the east San Fernando Valley that ended when
she crashed into a street sign, authorities said.
Jeanne Atwood, 39, was being held Friday on suspicion of driving under
the influence of an intoxicant and felony evading police, LAPD Sgt. Jesse
Puente said. Atwood was arrested at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday after crashing
her white Honda into a street sign on Glenoaks Boulevard and Rosita
Avenue, Puente said.
LAPD officers spotted Atwood driving erratically near Noble Avenue and
Plummer Street in North Hills sometime after 1 a.m. Wednesday. The
officers recognized the car as one they had given a citation to earlier
for double parking in a neighborhood known for drug sales, Puente said.
When the officers attempted to pull Atwood over, she fled, he said.
The officers pursued Atwood along surface streets and onto the Ronald
Reagan (118) and Golden State (5) freeways. As she exited the Golden
State Freeway at Lankershim Boulevard, she hit a street sign but didn’t
stop, police said.
The chase ended when Atwood veered off the road and hit another street
sign on Glenoaks Boulevard in Burbank, Puente said. On Friday, Atwood
was being held in county jail on $35,000 bail, a jail clerk said. Though
no court date was available, the clerk said Atwood would probably be
arraigned on Monday if she does not make bail.