Woman Allegedly Fleeing Police Drives into Ocean, Boston Terriers Rescued from Car

Jessica Reynolds, 39, was arrested on charges of felony evading

<p>TRAFFIC NEWS LA/YouTube</p> Woman drives straight into Pacific Ocean.


Woman drives straight into Pacific Ocean.

A woman was arrested over the weekend after she allegedly took California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase before she drove head-on into the Pacific Ocean.

According to police, the fast-paced pursuit of the silver BMW for suspicion of speeding began just before midnight on March 16 around the I-10 westbound Freeway at Temple City Boulevard and then continued onto the I-110 and I-105.

Jessica Reynolds, 39, of New Mexico, was allegedly driving “at speeds of approximately 85 miles an hour” in the West Los Angeles area, according to an incident report obtained by PEOPLE.

The pursuit “traversed through several city streets at speeds between 35-65 miles per hour,” per the report.

Reynolds was being pursued by a helicopter and at least two ground units, CHP Officer Steven Salas tells PEOPLE.

Police alleged Reynolds then made her way to the popular Venice Beach and “continued through the beach parking lot, across the sand, and into the ocean,” the report states.

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"Out of nowhere you just hear screeching tires and 'Boom!'" witness Yerucham Klein told CBS News. "I mean, it was just crazy. We're like, 'What just happened? What's going on?'"

Police said Reynolds continued to avoid capture by attempting to swim “several hundred yards into the ocean before requiring rescue from the Marina Sheriff Department and the U.S. Coast Guard.”

"She didn't have any injuries," says Salas.

She was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation, he says.

According to police, officers also rescued two Boston Terrier dogs from the BMW before the vehicle was dragged away by the current.

"Our officers went into the ocean to grab the dogs out of the car," says Salas. "I assume they saw the dogs at the window or heard the dogs. They had to get soaked in order to get them from the car. The car at that point was floating."

Animal Control took custody of both dogs.

Reynolds was arrested on a charge of felony evading. It's not clear if she has entered a plea or retained an attorney.

The car was recovered from the Pacific Ocean on Sunday morning.

The case is pending review by the Los Angeles County District Attorney.

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