4 Women Arrested in High-Speed Chase on I-15

The driver took off and started a chase that involved speeds over 100 mph and covered multiple lanes, police said

By R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014  |  Updated 3:57 AM PDT
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NBC 7's Sherene Tagharobi reports from Deer Springs, the site where a high-speed highway chase ended early Monday.

NBC 7's Sherene Tagharobi reports from Deer Springs, the site where a high-speed highway chase ended early Monday.

Four women were arrested Sunday after a high-speed chase along Interstate 15 north of Escondido.

The women, ages 18 to 25, face charges of evading arrest and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Around 11:30 p.m., CHP officers say they tried to pull over a 2009 Toyota Highlander for speeding along northbound I-15 at Deer Springs Road.

The driver took off and started a chase that involved speeds over 100 mph and covered multiple lanes, police said.

The Highlander exited at Rainbow Valley Blvd, turned around and entered southbound I-15.

Near Lilac Road, CHP officers used spike strips to deflate two of the SUV’s tires.

That brought the chase to an end near the Gopher Canyon Road exit in Deer Springs.

CHP investigators said the women were uncooperative once the vehicle came to a stop. Officers had to shoot out the back window with a bean bag to see into the car.

One suspect, Stephanie Wells, 20, of San Diego kicked out the right rear window of a CHP patrol car and began apitting on officers.

She was booked on charges of felony evading, felony vehicle theft, felony vandalism and grand theft.

Officials said five people were transported to the Vista Detention Facility.

Other drivers reported reported receiving flat tires due to the spike strip remaining partially in the roadway, the CHP said.


 

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