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Suspect in custody after police chase RV in Southern California as dog jumps from the vehicle


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A brazen woman driving a stolen RV led police on a wild 60mph chase through the streets of Santa Clarita, near Los Angeles in Southern California on Tuesday evening.  

The chase began around 7pm when authorities tried to pull the vehicle over.

She drove the RV recklessly through the streets weaving in and out of traffic at high speed, plowing into cars and a palm tree tree before finally coming to a halt with a large dog hanging out of the shattered windshield.

Her driving was so erratic and dangerous that one of her two dogs leaped out of the broken front window and tumbled on the street.

A brazen woman driving a stolen RV led police on a wild 60mph chase through the streets of Santa Clarita, near Los Angeles in Southern California on Tuesday evening

She recklessly drove the RV, smashing into cars and a palm tree that ripped the passenger-side door off of the camper and dented in the hood of the vehicle

She recklessly drove the RV, smashing into cars and a palm tree that ripped the passenger-side door off of the camper and dented in the hood of the vehicle

She drove so dangerously that her petrified dog crawled through the front window of the car and jumped out, tumbling on the street to safety

She drove so dangerously that her petrified dog crawled through the front window of the car and jumped out, tumbling on the street to safety

A first dog jumped out of the motor home followed by a second large dog in the driver's lap (pictured above) who

After her first dog jumped out, she clung on to her second dog (above) who tried to follow suit and jump out of the front window to safety

Her hand could be seen holding onto her dog who tried desperately to leap out

Her hand could be seen holding onto her dog who tried desperately to leap out  

The stolen motor home was heavily damaged at its front and near the on its right side, its windshield hanging on its hinges and right door ripped off

The stolen motor home was heavily damaged at its front and near the on its right side, its windshield hanging on its hinges and right door ripped off

The RV was seen careening at speeds of up to 60 mph from Santa Clarita into the San Fernando Valley

The RV was seen careening at speeds of up to 60 mph from Santa Clarita into the San Fernando Valley

The half-hour chase began around 7 p.m. in Santa Clarita, just north of L.A., when the RV failed to yield for the California Highway Patrol,

A TV news helicopter followed the chase for almost half an hour as it sped through residential streets and along a highway.

Video showed the RV careening at speeds of up to 60 mph from Santa Clarita into the San Fernando Valley. 

The RV hit several cars and then a palm tree in a shopping mall parking lot that tore off the passenger-side door and wrecked the front end, leaving the windshield dangling on the hood.  

The RV hit several cars and then a palm tree in a shopping mall parking lot that tore off the passenger-side door and wrecked the front end

The RV hit several cars and then a palm tree in a shopping mall parking lot that tore off the passenger-side door and wrecked the front end

The woman was seen crashing into trees and driving at high speeds, evading police

The woman was seen crashing into trees and driving at high speeds, evading police

The wild and reckless driver led authorities on the high-speed chase through the San Fernando Valley that began in the Santa Clarita area just before 7pm

The wild and reckless driver led authorities on the high-speed chase through the San Fernando Valley that began in the Santa Clarita area just before 7pm

The RV slammed into this black car, leaving debris and shrapnel in its wake as the vehicle sped forward. The black car was hit so hard it spun around and its hood was ripped off

The RV slammed into this black car, leaving debris and shrapnel in its wake as the vehicle sped forward. The black car was hit so hard it spun around and its hood was ripped off

The RV crashed into numerous vehicles on its journey through the north L.A. suburb

The RV crashed into numerous vehicles on its journey through the north L.A. suburb 

She was driving through this upscale neighborhood when she lost control of the car, slammed into a sedan, and was finally cornered by police

She was driving through this upscale neighborhood when she lost control of the car, slammed into a sedan, and was finally cornered by police 

Crash: The RV recklessly crashed into this white sedan then her trailer came to a halt and she left out and ran for it

Crash: The RV recklessly crashed into this white sedan then her trailer came to a halt and she left out and ran for it

At one point, a large dog in the driver’s lap scrambled halfway out of the shattered windshield area and tumbled or jumped from the moving vehicle, landing in the street. 

The RV stopped for a moment, but the dog got up and appeared unharmed as it ran to the curb. 

The chase then continued when another dog was seen dangling from the window.

The driver eventually lost control of the vehicle which was falling apart as it was traveling.

The RV rear-ended another car at high speed in the residential Tarzana neighborhood and plowed into some trees. 

After crashing into the white sedan the trailer finally stopped while on a sidewalk

After crashing into the white sedan the trailer finally stopped while on a sidewalk 

The driver then ran out of her car with her dog following in tow until highway patrol officers got to her

The driver then ran out of her car with her dog following in tow until highway patrol officers got to her

Eventually the female driver lost control of the vehicle and both she and her dog tried to make a run for it but were quickly tackled by authorities

Eventually the female driver lost control of the vehicle and both she and her dog tried to make a run for it but were quickly tackled by authorities

The female suspect got out of the RV and took off on foot after the crash. Her second dog, appearing injured, followed her as she attempted to get away from officers

The female suspect got out of the RV and took off on foot after the crash. Her second dog, appearing injured, followed her as she attempted to get away from officers

The dog which had been seen in the front seat jumped out and was spotted hobbling around the street following the suspect as she tried to make a getaway on foot.

The driver then attempted to run from the vehicle but was soon caught by a pair of police officers who took the female driver into custody on Tuesday evening.  

By the end of it all, the RV had smashed into several other cars during the chase before finally it ended. 

The woman and the driver she hit were both taken away in ambulances. There was no immediate word on their conditions. 

At least one dog was brought in to a veterinary care center for treatment. The dog’s condition is unknown at this time.  

It wasn’t immediately known what happened to the second dog. 

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