A Fairfield police officer searches a car which came to a stop at Solano Community College Monday after a hit-and-run incident and a pursuit, involving various local law enforcement agencies. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)


Young woman leads police on low-speed chase

By From page A4 | January 15, 2013

FAIRFIELD — An 18-year-old woman led three different law enforcement agencies on a low-speed pursuit through two cities Monday.

What started with a reported hit-and-run accident earlier in Suisun City turned into a pursuit in Fairfield that eventually ended up at Solano Community College, when the driver’s car came to rest against a chain-link fence.

The incident started just before 4 p.m. after the driver reportedly left the scene of an accident at Walters Road and Highway 12, according to Suisun City Police Officer Ron Aiello. A dispatch then went out and the white, 1980s model Toyota was spotted by Fairfield police near the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and B. Gale Wilson Boulevard, said Sgt. Rob Lenke.

Lenke said the woman then drove to Highway 12 on Pennsylvania before heading westbound. She exited onto Chadbourne Road, ran the stoplights and entered Interstate 80, he said.

At that point, the California Highway Patrol took over the pursuit, which topped out at 60 mph on the freeway. She then exited at Suisun Valley Road, heading toward Solano College. The driver then went in the southern entrance of the college, where Suisun City took over.

Aiello said the driver was only going about 20 mph while driving around the perimeter of the campus. He said she took a lap around the back of the campus before pulling over into a fence near the exit of the campus.

Police sat the woman on the front of a cruiser, where she began to break down in tears while waiting for medics to arrive. A brace was placed on her neck and she was placed on a stretcher before being loaded into an ambulance.

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Danny Bernardini

Danny Bernardini

Danny is a newspaper man born and raised in Vacaville. He attended Chico State University and has written for the Enterprise Record and the Reporter. Covers the City of Fairfield, education and crime. A's, Warriors and Saints fan. Listener of vinyl, frequent visitor to the East Bay. Registered "decline to state" voter. Loves a good steak.

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  • RichJanuary 15, 2013 - 11:33 am

    More from the daughters of Obama! Notice it starts in Suisun and then ends at Solano Communist College.

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  • MattJanuary 15, 2013 - 6:32 pm

    Shut up Rich. Your comments make absolutely no sense.

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