A woman has been arrested after evading police in a high-speed pursuit through three counties in a Sacramento sewer truck after stealing it.
Sacramento area sewer district workers were paying a routine service call to a Fair Oaks area home Wednesday around 1:50 PM when they came out to find their truck missing. The thief thought they had gotten away with lots of expensive equipment but what they didn’t realize was that this particular truck contained a GPS tracking device.
CHP received a call at 2:12 when the sewage district reported the truck stolen, describing it as a white Chevy 1500 pickup clearly marked as county property.
It didn’t take officers long to locate the truck that was now cruising around in a Cameron Park neighborhood, and at 2:50 one of El Dorado Sheriff’s deputies tried in vain to stop the vehicle which they say failed to yield before speeding off westbound on Highway 50.
The CHP took over the chase at that point, which wound them back through Sacramento and into Yolo county on Interstate 80. That’s when they decided they’d enough and set a spike strip down in order to stop the vehicle near UC Davis and Old Davis road.
The vehicle finally stopped around 3:30 after being immobilized from the strip and the driver exited the vehicle and surrendered peacefully.
Police say Crystal Ovine Howton, 35, of Elk Grove was the driver of the truck.
Howton had a previous warrant issued for her arrest which she will have to answer for along with a few new charges, namely suspicion of obstructing officers, and grand theft auto.
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