Linda woman booked into jail after drug-fueled chase
A 38-year-old Linda woman has been identified as the driver behind a drug-fueled 100 mph chase Monday night through Yuba, Sutter and Sacramento counties.
Mary Jane Mincey was booked into the Sutter County Jail on $61,000 bail on suspicion of evading police with disregard for public safety, a felony, misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of drugs and driving on a suspended license, the California Highway Patrol said.
“It’s still unknown why she ran, we can’t say for sure,” CHP Officer Duane Nokes said.
Mincey, of the 1700 block of Deborah Lane, was also booked on an unrelated arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on a traffic violation, according to booking records.
Mincey was arrested around 7:50 p.m. on Highway 70, south of Striplin Road following a 30-minute chase that started in Yuba County and reached speeds of more than 100 mph, the CHP said.
Yuba County sheriff’s deputies tried to stop the driver for unspecified reasons around 7:25 p.m. on Highway 70 near McGowan Parkway.
Deputies quickly abandoned the chase after the driver started heading the wrong way in the northbound lane of traffic, Nokes said.
The driver eventually pulled over near Elkhorn Boulevard in Sacramento County and several passengers ran away on foot near the highway overcrossing, police said.
The CHP declined to comment on the identities of the passengers.
Nokes said the driver then headed north again at a high rate of speed and returned to Sutter County for unknown reasons.
She was eventually captured after running over a Sutter County Sheriff’s Department spike strip.
Mincey was not hurt, but was taken to a hospital for a blood-draw to test for suspected drug use, the CHP said.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the passengers is asked to contact the Yuba-Sutter CHP at 674-5141.
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