Woman In Stolen RV With Dogs Leads Police On High-Speed Chase

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Neetu Chandak Education and Politics Reporter
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A drunk driving suspect is in custody after she drove a stolen RV and led police on a dangerous high-speed chase in southern California Tuesday.

Julie Rainbird, 53, allegedly shredded the passenger side of the RV as it crashed into at least six cars during the chase, according to a report given to The Daily Caller News Foundation by the California Highway Patrol.


One of the two dogs in the RV also jumped out of the vehicle and ran away, but appeared to be fine, as Rainbird weaved the lanes. (RELATED: Woman Jumps Out Of Van Because Of Spider On Her Lap. Car Rolls Right Into The River)

Rainbird then collided with a sedan at an intersection in Tarzana, California, leaving the man driving the sedan with a punctured lung and six broken ribs. She also left two other people injured when she crashed into their vehicle, ABC 7 reported.

The chase ended when the RV crashed into a tree. Law enforcement tackled Rainbird once she got out of her vehicle and tried to jump a fence. A second dog stayed by the woman’s side as the animal left a trail of bloody paw prints.

The injured dog was sent to a veterinarian while the first dog that leaped during the chase was recovered by animal control, ABC 7 reported. Rainbird was taken to a hospital to treat injuries.

She was taken into custody around 7:30 p.m. and is expected to face driving under the influence, felony evading and felony hit-and-run charges, according to ABC 7.

Tarzana is a neighborhood in Los Angeles.

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