61-year-old Bay Area woman who drove 3 counties to escape police arrested

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On early Saturday morning, a Richmond woman was arrested following an escape from the police.

The 61-year-old suspect tried to evade the authorities during a traffic stop and led a chase through three counties: Sonoma, Marin and Contra Costa.

According to Petaluma police spokesperson Sgt. Ryan Suhrke, the woman was flagged by an officer as her car was tagged to several traffic violations. The officer tried to stop the suspect at about 3:09 a.m. on East Washington Street close to the Highway 101 overpass.

The woman refused to stop, was headed to the freeway and drove southbound.

According to Suhrke, the woman did not listen to the officer to stop, which prompted the initiation of a pursuit.

The woman, who was suspected to have been driving under the influence, was chased by the Petaluma police officers into Matin County.

The pursuit went between 60 and 80 miles per hour. There was an instance when the suspect stopped shortly and shouted at the police before she continued driving southbound on Highway 101.

The pursuit concluded just south of the Highway 37 exit from Highway 101, Suhrke said. The vehicle was seen by the California Highway Patrol and continued the chase until the suspect remained still in Richmond.

The suspect was identified as Jung Won of Richmond, who was found out that was not compromised while driving. She was first held by the CHP officers until the Petaluma police officer reached the scene, as reported by SFGate.

Wong was arrested for escaping a police officer and was brought to the Sonoma County Jail in Santa Rosa for booking.