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* Eva Chang Arrested After High Speed Chase Across Golden Gate Bridge

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A San Francisco woman is behind bars in Marin County tonight after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a high speed, rush-hour chase that ended at the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza. CHP officers arrested Eva Chang, 24, at the toll plaza about 5:50 p.m., when heavy traffic blocked her getaway, according to the CHP. Chang crashed into at least five vehicles during the 5-mile chase down U.S. Highway 101, CHP Officer Chris Rardin said. No one was hurt. The chase began about 5:40 p.m., when a CHP officer tried to stop Chang for an unsafe lane change on northbound Highway 101 near Mill Valley, Rardin said. Chang, driving a silver Scion xA, exited the highway at Seminary Drive and pulled over at a gas station, Rardin said. The CHP officer got out of his vehicle, “made an approach and spoke with her,” Rardin said. That’s when Chang unexpectedly sped off onto southbound Highway 101, weaving in and out of traffic at speeds up to 90 mph with CHP units in pursuit, Rardin said. When Chang reached the Golden Gate Bridge about 10 minutes later, she allegedly crossed into oncoming traffic before cutting back into the southbound lanes, Rardin said. Heavy traffic at the toll plaza slowed Chang to a halt, and CHP officers arrested her without incident. “We don’t know why she ran,” Rardin said. “She didn’t have any warrants, no priors at all.” Chang was booked into Marin County Jail for evading law-enforcement officers in pursuit, which is a felony. If convicted, Chang could face up to one year in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine.

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  • What most people don’t seem to realize is while they vote for more and more crimes to be felonies that also makes it impossible for the same criminals to ever turn their life around so they can get a job NOT RELATED to their offense.

    Then these same people whine on message boards why prison’s are overcrowded forcing violent offenders to be released early who are convicted of ACTUALLY hurting people and NOT just the possibility of. 😛

    Finally: we have illegal aliens taking care on the lack of jobs as they will be more hired instead of the EX felons who wish to turn their lives around so they can get out of their bad habits.

    The government and their stupid voters have it designed so you have to have a home to get a job and a job to get a home………….unless you enter the country illegally AND vote liberalism. :p

  • It’s stupid they make it a felony to run from the police.
    I know people can get killed but then again so does driving a motor vehicle period.

    It should only be a felony if someone gets injured or property is destroyed and the suspect should pay back in full.

    You don’t even have to murder someone these days to get treated like one.

    Guilty before proven innocent is the story these days and the story that sadly sells. 🙁

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