A woman was in custody Saturday after leading authorities on a high speed chase that began in Vista and ended in San Marcos where she crashed into another vehicle, injuring herself and the other driver.
At 8:25 p.m. Friday, deputies observed a suspicious vehicle on Buena Creek Road and believed it was possibly an unreported stolen car, said San Diego Sheriff‘s Sgt. William Munsch.
The vehicle sped by deputies, tailgating the vehicle in front of it, Munsch said.
A traffic enforcement stop was initiated but the driver failed to yield and sped off eastbound South Santa Fe Avenue toward San Marcos.
The suspect reached speeds of 100 mph during the two-minute pursuit, Munsch said.
The suspect collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Mission and Knoll roads in San Marcos, disabling both vehicles.
The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Lauren Valenzuela, was taken into custody at the scene, Munsch said. Both Valenzuela and the male driver of the vehicle she struck were taken to Palomar Hospital with minor injuries.
Valenzuela was arrested on suspicion of felony evading and felony evading resulting in injury, Munsch said.
— City News Service
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