Magalia woman arrested after leading deputy on erratic, high-speed chase
PHOTOS: Placer County Sheriff
GRANITE BAY — A Magalia woman has been arrested following an erratic pursuit late last week in Granite Bay.
At around 2:30 AM on Thursday, September 19, a Placer County deputy tried to pull over 31-year-old Lynnette Spellman for a traffic violation, to which Spellman responded by hitting the gas and trying to flee.
At one point, she drove against traffic. At another, she pulled over so her passenger could throw items out the window.
Then, for some reason, she pulled over a third time, at which point her passenger got out and sat down on the curb. Once the door was shut again she took off, reaching speeds up to 104 MPH.
When she tried to pull into the San Juan Water District entrance, she lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the security fence. Though she tried to reverse, the fence kept her where she was.
She then tried to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended.
Deputies searched her vehicle and found multiple syringes and glass pipes.
As it turned out, she also had two no-bail felony warrants out of Butte County for resisting arrest, fraud, and battery.
She now faces charges of evading a peace officer by driving in the opposite direction of traffic, hit-and-run, resisting a peace officer, and possession of a controlled substance.