Yesterday afternoon (yes, I do mean Thursday) I observed what must be one of the slowest car chase scenes in the history of California motor patrol history. Hearing multiple sirens, I looked out my craft room window to see a car tootling up Euclid avenue at lower than normal speed.
Euclid Ave at this point is a split street. the uphill, East side, is a one way up the hill. The lower side, and by lower I do mean 3-5 meters lower with a sturdy railing on the upper level while the lower, downhill side has housing on the right and the brick & stone covered berm on the left.
Ok – scene is set. The car is going up the hill. Directly behind are not one, not two, not three, but four Berkeley police cruises with full lights and sirens. I watch as this parade goes up the hill. The car doesn’t slow down or speed up. Nor does the driver pull over to let the cruisers pass. Yes, this is a one lane road, but there is parking and driveways – so plenty of opportunities to pull over.
About three minutes later another cruiser goes roaring up the hill even faster. Now, I don’t know about you – but if there are flashing lights behind me, I pull over as soon as I can. When someone doesn’t – well…
So I did some internet sleuthing and found the following story on the BerkeleySide website …..Police pursue driver after …. so I was right – it was a police pursuit,,,,,
Eureka Police caught her …. (the rest of the story). I think she is not going to be out of jail for a while….