Couple Arrested After Chase Between Two Counties

OCEANO – A woman with an outstanding felony warrant was arrested Sunday evening in Santa Maria after leading police on a vehicle pursuit that started in a neighboring county and ended with the suspect crashing her vehicle.

Jeanne Sepeda, 32

According to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, the two-county pursuit began around 6:20 p.m. May 19 near the intersection of 19th and Paso Robles Street in Oceano when a deputy spotted a vehicle driven by Jeanne Sepeda, who was wanted on a felony warrant.

Sepeda, 32, allegedly failed to yield to the officer and led deputies on a chase through Oceano and Nipomo before heading south on Highway 101 into Santa Maria.

California Highway Patrol and Santa Maria police officers joined the pursuit as it headed into neighboring Santa Barbara County, where Sepeda crashed into another vehicle on North Broadway in Santa Maria, police said.

Sepeda and her passenger, Steven Michael Vega, 23, fled on foot after the car crash. They were arrested by a CHP officer shortly after abandoning their vehicle at the busy intersection and transferred to San Luis Obispo County Jail.

Vega has been released from custody, while Sepeda is being held without bail on charges of a felony driving under the influence causing bodily harm, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and revocation of probation, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

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