RIO VISTA, CA - A woman was shot by police after leading them on a high speed chase and trying to ram into patrol cars early Saturday morning.
Rio Vista police tried to pull over Elizabeth Collinge, 69, around 12:40 a.m. at the intersection of 2nd Street and Main Street after she failed to stop for a stop sign, Solano County sheriff's Lt. Gary Faulkner said.
Officers said Collinge stopped her pick-up truck, reversed into the marked patrol car and then drove away.
Faulkner said Collinge then led police out of Rio Vista and headed west to Montezuma Hills Road at speeds up to 80 mph before stopping at the Collinsville Day Use Area parking lot off of Collinsville Road.
According to Faulkner, Collinge then got out of her truck, ignored officer commands, got back into the truck and tried to plow through a Rio Vista police car and a Solano County sheriff's patrol car. The two officers and the deputy at the scene opened fire at Collinge to try and stop her from running them down.
Faulkner said Collinge drove her truck into a dirt embankment a short distance later and was taken into custody by police.
Collinge was taken to John Muir Medical Center for treatment for two gunshot wounds and then booked into Solano County Jail. She was booked on three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, three counts of battery on a peace officer, evading police and obstructing peace officers in their duty. Her bail was set at $71,666 and is scheduled to be in court on Oct. 16.
The sheriff's office said Collinge was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol when this incident occurred.