Woman Arrested After Hours-Long Chase Through Southern California

August 1, 2016 Updated: August 1, 2016

SAN DIEGO—A woman who led authorities on a three-hour car chase on freeways and surface streets across three Southern California counties was finally arrested after being boxed in at a cul-de-sac.

The California Highway Patrol says the pursuit ended around 7 a.m. Monday as the beat-up sedan dragged its bumper through a residential neighborhood near Fallbrook in San Diego County.

The driver, an unidentified woman suspected of being under the influence, was taken into custody after driving across a lawn and crashing into parked cars.

The chase began shortly after 4 a.m. in Los Angeles after officers spotted the woman driving erratically. She drove more than 125 miles on at least four freeways across LA, Orange and San Diego counties.

“(She) would get up to 100 mph so it was reckless. But then she would slow down so it was bizarre,” Officer Edgar Figueroa with the California Highway Patrol told ABC7.

“She might be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and they are investigating that currently,” Figueroa added.

When she stopped, officers got out of their vehicles, guns drawn, and took her out of the vehicle, ABC7 reported. She was handcuffed and taken into custody.

Epoch Times contributed to this report.