Police arrested a Gilroy woman after she led officers and sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash in Hollister, according to authorities.
About 4:15pm April 8, 911 received a call reporting a reckless driver near Santa Ana Road and Highway 25, according to Hollister Police. Dispatchers advised officers of the vehicle’s description and direction of travel.
Hollister Police Officer Julio Martinez was in the area and quickly located the car traveling south on Highway 25, just south of Meridian Street, police said. Martinez saw the vehicle driving recklessly and initiated a traffic stop. However, the vehicle continued through a red light and eastbound on Sunnyslope Road.
The reckless vehicle drove onto northbound Fairview Road and continued at speeds up to 100 mph, according to police. More officers and San Benito County Sheriff’s deputies assisted in the pursuit.
The driver, later identified as Catrina Rose Molina, 37, of Gilroy, lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a parked car, police said. Molina tried to flee on foot from the crash scene, but she was quickly detained by officers.
Molina was arrested at the scene and booked at the county jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance and evading, according to police.
Molina suffered minor injuries from the crash and was transported to Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital before booking. The crash resulted in the closure of Fairview Road while the California Highway Patrol conducted a collision investigation.
“Luckily, there were no other injuries and no one else was in the area at the time of the crash,” reads a press release from Hollister PD.