[UPDATE 3 p.m.] Woman Tased After Driving in Flaming Car….
At 10:15 a.m., a Fortuna Police Officer was flagged down by a citizen reporting that someone was driving in a car with no tires, according to Sgt. Charles Ellebrecht.
He confirmed scanner reports that the car was on fire.
“The back wheels didn’t have any tires,” he explained.
A short car chase ensued and officers were able to “corner the vehicle in a driveway.”
The female driver refused to comply with orders, Ellebrecht said. “The taser was deployed.”
The woman was arrested and is being taken to Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna. “We have to get her medically cleared because she was tased,” Ellebrecht explained.
Valerie Sue Robinson, born in 1973, was arrested for reckless driving, resisting arrest, driving under the influence, and probation violations.
We should have more information and photos soon.
UPDATE 11:54 a.m.: Photos provided by someone who wanted to remain anonymous.
Car being towed out of the driveway that the Robinson was cornered in.
Car with burns being towed on flatbed
UPDATE 2:50 p.m.: Photos from the Fortuna Police Department:
A Fortuna Police vehicle boxes in the suspect’s car.
Close up of the wheel well.
Tread from one of the suspect’s tires twists beside the car.