UPDATE: Woman Arrested After High-Speed Chase

By: Landon Miller Email
By: Landon Miller Email

RENO, NV -- Traffic along eastbound Interstate 80 was backed up for more than an hour Friday afternoon near Gold Ranch after a woman led California Highway Patrol and Nevada Highway Patrol troopers on a high-speed chase.

Wendy Parish, 23, of Grass Valley, California, was speeding in Truckee when CHP tried to pull her over.

The chase, at times, reached speeds near 90 miles-per-hour, according to Lt. Carl Johnson.

Johnson said NHP troopers eventually stopped the Parish by placing spike strips on Interstate 80 near Gold Ranch. One tire on Parish's car flattened and led the the eventual stop of the car near the center median of the freeway near Verdi.

NHP officials say Parish showed signs of being under the influence of drugs and did not have a valid driver's license. She was the only occupant in the car.

Parish was arrested and booked into the Washoe County Detention Facility on the charges of DUI drugs, no valid driver's license, and attempting to elude a police officer, according to NHP officials.


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