Sonora — Police arrested a 35-year-old woman on several charges, including child endangerment, after she allegedly led officers on a chase, failing to stop even after blowing out a tire on her car.
According to authorities, an officer saw a Nissan Altima going 55 mph in a 25 mph zone on Greenly Road at 12:25 a.m. Saturday. The officer tried to stop the car, but the driver kept going, heading north on Greenly as the officer followed with lights and sirens activated.
The driver, later identified as Andrea Corder or Sonora, lost control of the car and it hit a curb, blowing out the left front tire. But the car continued, with the driver running stop signs and crossing into oncoming traffic, police said.
Corder eventually stopped the car on Hope Lane. Officers found her inside, along with her 3-year-old son and another woman. Investigators determined that Corder was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, authorities said. She also was on probation for driving under the influence, and her license had been suspended. Corder was booked into Tuolumne County Jail on felony charges of child endangerment and evading arrest as well as misdemeanor charges of drunk driving, violation of probation, and driving on a suspended license.
Police released the little boy to his father.