A woman has been arrested in the U.S. after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a chase through the San Fernando Valley on Tuesday evening in a stolen RV.
CNN reports that the chase started at approximately 7:00 p.m. after officers tried to pull over the RV but the driver refused to stop and bolted. Helicopters tracked the chase and show that it sustained serious front-end damage after the driver slammed into a tree while swerving through a parking lot with police in tow.
The RV allegedly crashed into at least seven vehicles during the chase and at one stage, the woman could be seen holding back a scared dog from jumping out of the RV (the dog eventually escaped and tumbled out of it).
The chase came to an end when the woman understeered around a left-hand bend and slammed into a white sedan turning into a driveway. There was a second dog sitting on the dashboard at the time of this collision and it was thrown from the RV. The woman jumped out of the car and fled on foot with her dog in toe but when trying to climbing the fence of a nearby property, she was tackled and restrained by police.
It remains to be seen if the woman was injured but at least three other people are said to have been injured in the chase. This includes the driver of a black sedan, which was T-boned by the RV at an intersection and suffered six broken ribs and a punctured lung.
The driver of the stolen RV is expected to face a slew of charges including driving under the influence, felony evading, and felony hit-and-run.