Las Vegas woman pleads not guilty after allegedly crashing into 15 cars

A Las Vegas woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two felony counts after she allegedly was involved in a high-speed police pursuit that ended in Burbank Saturday after her vehicle crashed into 15 cars, according to California Highway Patrol.

Tirza Saravia-Reyes, 35, who allegedly has no driver's license, is charged with evading a police officer with willful disregard and leaving the scene of the crime.

When a California Highway Patrol officer tried to pull over Saravia-Reyes on Saturday for driving recklessly while she was southbound on Hollywood (170) Freeway near Victory Boulevard around 10 a.m., she reportedly sped off, exiting at Burbank Boulevard, said California Highway Patrol Officer Christian Cracraft.

The chase continued as Saravia-Reyes traveled eastbound on Burbank Boulevard in a red Dodge pickup truck, first crashing into one car and then into four more as she sped near Hollywood Way, Cracraft said.

She then lost control of the truck and smashed into 10 parked vehicles between North Lima and North Avon streets.

Saravia-Reyes apparently then fled on foot. She was arrested and transported to Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank to check for injuries, Cracraft said.

She was then sent to jail in Van Nuys for evading police, hit-and-run offenses and reckless driving. Her bail was set at $75,000.

Saravia-Reyes is due back in court later this month.

Alene Tchekmedyian contributed to this story.


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