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LAPD chase lands Burbank woman in jail

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.