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Driver arrested after car chase through Santa Maria

Posted at 6:36 PM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 21:36:00-04

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.

Officers arrested a female driver after a pursuit in Santa Maria. (KSBY photo)