Woman Driving Mystery Machine Van Leads Police on Chase in California

March 7, 2016 Updated: March 7, 2016

A California woman wanted for violating her probation fled officers in a van painted like the “Scooby-Doo” Mystery Machine.

Sharon Kay Turman, 51, led police in hot pursuit on Sunday while driving the multi-colored vehicle in Shasta County, according to a press release from the Redding Police Department. 

After police lost sight of the van a California Highway Patrol helicopter followed on. Turman kept going, leading a chase through the town of Anderson at nearly 100 mph.

KRCR-TV reported that she drove through an intersection and hit four other vehicles.

(Redding Police)
(Redding Police)

She eventually ditched the van, which was found via the helicopter, and officials say her whereabouts a currently a mystery.

Turman is wanted by the Redding Police Department as well as Shasta County Probation.

Those with information about her are encouraged to call (530)225-4200 or Secret Witness of Shasta County at (530)243-2319.


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