Woman arrested after leading deputies on pursuit, colliding with several vehicles in San Marcos

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A motorist who refused to yield for a traffic stop Wednesday led deputies on a roughly 20-minute North County pursuit before causing a collision and getting arrested.

Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to stop Alicia Samantha Edwards around 12:30 p.m. in the area of state Route 78 and Rancho Santa Fe Road in San Marcos.

Edwards, driving a Toyota Tacoma Pickup, made an unsafe lane change on San Marcos Blvd forcing an unmarked Sheriff’s Department vehicle, driven by an on duty deputy, into a collision with another motorist.

The deputy attempted to approach Edwards who briefly stopped the vehicle but then fled the scene at a high rate of speed.

As the vehicle driven by Edwards was fleeing, an adult male and an adult female jumped from the vehicle while it was moving and fled on foot.

When other San Marcos Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to stop Edwards, a traffic pursuit ensued with Edwards leading deputies throughout San Marcos. During the pursuit Edwards collided with several vehicles, failing to stop before the pursuit eventually terminated in Escondido where Edwards drove into the rear of a large truck on Auto Parkway.

Edwards sustained unknown injuries and was transported to Palomar Medical Center where she was admitted and being treated. Edwards will be charged with several felony charges including felony hit and run and evading police in a vehicle.

The San Marcos Sheriff’s and Escondido Traffic Divisions are investigating.

Call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 with information and you will remain anonymous. You may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to a felony arrest.

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