Woman arrested after police standoff on American Canyon highway

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A woman was arrested Thursday morning after a brief standoff with the American Canyon Police Department. 

According to the police, the incident began when the suspect was pulled over on the highway and refused to comply with officers. 

ACPD said they spotted a stolen 2019 Nissan Sentra traveling southbound on Highway 29 at around 9:30 a.m. 

A traffic stop was conducted, but the driver refused to leave the car. 

A short standoff occurred, and the police shut down the highway’s southbound lanes. 

The Napa County Sheriff’s Office deployed a drone, showing the driver repeatedly reaching into a wooden box inside the car. After the suspect ignored the commands, police fired “bean bag rounds” at the car. 

The suspect then exited the car and was detained with no injuries. 

She was identified as Sabrina Annal, 39. She had multiple felony warrants from Solano County for vehicle theft, vehicle pursuits, and hit-and-run.

Annal was booked into Napa County Jail for vehicle theft, felon in possession of a stun gun, and resisting arrest.


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