High Speed Chase

6:15 pm – woman stopped, and subsequently arrested, in Morro Bay after spike strips laid down on highway one.

4:55 pm – passed the county line.

100-mph high speed chase from Marina to Big Sur

Published On: Jul 02 2013 04:14:10 PM PDT
Updated On: Jul 02 2013 04:36:55 PM PDT

MARINA, Calif. –
A high speed chase was set off in Marina Tuesday when a woman driving a white Jeep refused to pull over and zoomed 100-mph on Highway 1 and Highway 68.

The chase started at 3:05 p.m. and was still going at 4:30 p.m.

With California Highway Patrol officers racing behind her and a CHP helicopter flying overhead, the women drove up Del Monte Boulevard, Highway 1, Blanco Road, and Reservation Road. She then drove westbound along Highway 68 to Monterey, and continued on Highway 1 through Carmel and Big Sur.

The high speed pursuit was nearing the San Louis Obispo county line at 4:30 p.m.

CHP officer Robert Lehman said investigators do not know why she fled, nor why she was driving erratically around Marina before the chase began.

Emergency dispatchers said the Jeep was registered to a Marina woman named Kathleen Palmer.

Weather, 7/2/13

The Bay Area NWS modified today’s forecast to include a slight possibility of rain, which i noted on twitter. I don’t know why I was up at 5:30, but I happened to glance out my window westward several minutes later (7 or 8) and saw what I thought was two lightning strikes. Then I thought I was hallucinating, but I tweeted Bay Area NWS anyway, and they said:

@bigsurkate Our lightning detection network just showed two strikes off the Big Sur Coast.. You’re not imagining.

Later, NWSBayArea said they were about 60 miles out.

Yesterday at 9:00 am, the outside temp recorded as 105 F. Last night it got below 85 for the first time since Friday – a cool 82. Needless-to-say, sleep is a hard commodity to come by.