Woman sentenced to two years for Salinas high speed chase

The Monterey County District Attorney’s office announced today that the woman who led Salinas Police on a high speed chase in March, was sentenced to two years in prison.


Jessica Wright, 26, was sentenced for evading Salinas Police officers in a dangerous high-speed pursuit down North Davis Road on March 20.


Wright was contacted by a Salinas Police officer after he found her asleep in her car at a Walmart parking lot. Wright gave the officer a false name and her vehicle registration tabs were also fake.


When the officer went to verify her identity, Wright took off speeding ignoring the officer’s emergency lights and siren. The chase went on for about a mile and a half before it was terminated for public and officer safety.

Her car was later found abandoned in a nearby neighborhood. Police found methamphetamine paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

Wright will serve her time at the California Department of Corrections.

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