Desert Hot Springs woman arrested after leading police on 30 mph chase on the 10 Freeway

(Desert Hot Springs Police)

A Desert Hot Springs woman was arrested on Saturday after she led police on a very slow pursuit on the 10 Freeway.

Police say that they pulled over 41-year-old Catherine Engebretson, who was driving a blue Dodge Durango, at the intersection of Buena Visa and Palm rive at about 12:15 pm. During this stop, Engebretson of Desert Hot appeared intoxicated and was asked to exit the vehicle. She soon re-entered the vehicle and fled the scene, according to KMIR.

Police followed the Durango eastbound on the freeway at speed of around 30 mph, before the car stopped on the left shoulder, near the median, somewhere between the Washington and Jefferson off-ramps.

Engebretson then refused to come out, armed herself with a crowbar, and screamed at officers out the window, reports KESQ.

Officers eventually forced entry into the car and arrested Engebretson for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, criminal threats, felony resisting arrest, felony evading, felony evading driving into oncoming traffic, and felony DUI drugs.


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