Courtesy of the Hollister Police Department:
A woman was arrested by police after she was reported as a reckless driver and led police in a high speed pursuit which ended in a crash on Fairview Road.
On April 8, 2020 at approximately 4:15 p.m., dispatch received a call of a car driving recklessly near Santa Ana Road and Highway 25. Dispatchers quickly advised officers of the description of the vehicle and direction of travel.
Officer Julio Martinez was in the area and quickly located the car traveling southbound on Highway 25 just south of Meridian Street. He observed the vehicle driving recklessly and initiated a traffic stop. However, the car continued through the red light and eastbound on Sunnyslope Road.
The suspect vehicle eventually drove northbound on Fairview Road at speeds up to 100 mph. Other officers and San Benito County Deputies also assisted in the pursuit. The driver eventually lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a parked car. The driver fled from the crash scene but she was quickly arrested by police and San Benito deputies.
Catrina Rose Molina, 37, from Gilroy was arrested at the scene. She had minor injuries from the crash and was taken to Hazel Hawkins Hospital for medical clearance.
The crash resulted in the closing of Fairview Road while the California Highway Patrol conducted the collision investigation. Luckily there were no other injuries and no one else was in the area at the time of the crash.
Molina was eventually booked at the San Benito County Jail for Driving under the influence of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance and evading.