A female driver was arrested Thursday evening after reportedly leading officers on a chase through Santa Maria.
It happened at around 6 p.m.
Authorities say California Highway Patrol officers initially pulled over the blue Volkswagen Beetle because it matched the description of a vehicle wanted in association with a hit-and-run crash earlier in the day.
While officers were talking with the driver, they say she suddenly took off.
They pursued the car until the driver eventually stopped in a parking lot off of North Broadway between Chapel and Mill streets.
Officers say the driver may have also been under the influence.