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CHP: Woman leads officers on early morning chase

WOODLAND, CA - A woman who drove with two flat tires for nearly 30 miles before her car came to a stop is in custody following a police pursuit early Thursday morning.

The California Highway Patrol in Woodland says officers were pursuing 41-year-old Elvira Rangel in response to a situation at Sacramento International Airport a little before 12:30 a.m. A Sacramento COunty sheriff's deputy providing law enforcement at the airport attempted to contact Rangel as she sat in a car outside of the airport's administration building, said sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos, Rangel wouldn't respond and so other deputies were called to help. At that point, Rangel took off in her car, Ramos said.

Deputies initiated the pursuit which CHP officers from Woodland took over. At Highway 113 and George Washington Road, officers deployed a spike strip which flattened two of the tires on Rangel's car.

She continued driving on 113 for 27 miles with Yuba-Sutter CHP picking up the chase. Her car eventually came to a stop on Berry Road, west of Highway 70.

Ramos said it wasn't a high-speed pursuit at any point.

The CHP report said Rangel wouldn't comply with officers' commands so force was used.

Rangel was arrested and booked into Sutter County Jail on suspicion of evading police.