General Crime

* Eva Chang, 24,Marin Co. Women Arrested After High-Speed Chase Ends At Golden Gate Bridge

Fugitive Watch Logo 77x77px

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.

Copyright © 2009 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

Leave a Comment