A naked female motorist led police officers in New Mexico on a 100mph chase on Saturday morning that ended when she crashed the vehicle and then sought to run away from officers.
After receiving 911 calls about a woman driving recklessly on Interstate 25 in Santa Fe, officers spotted Barbara Arellano, 51, behind the wheel of a Toyota Rav4 that was careening across the road.
As she drove, Arellano was throwing items from the car, which topped 100mph before it clipped a truck and crashed.
Somehow, Arellano escaped from the vehicle unhurt and unburdened by clothes. Police dashcam footage shows the naked Arellano running through traffic (while doing this, she repeatedly yelled “Jehovah!”).
Arellano was subsequently taken to the ground by police who covered her in a blue tarpaulin provided by a passing motorist.
According to investigators, Arellano explained that she had “used heroin, took a bunch of pills and drank whisky just before driving.”
As for her lack of garments, Arellano explained that she was hot.
During a search of Arellano’s vehicle, police found prescription pill bottles containing Tizanidine, a muscle relaxant, and Lorazepam, an anti-anxiety drug.
Arellano was charged with drunk driving, battery on a peace officer, reckless driving, and fleeing from police. She was released from the Santa Fe lockup late on Monday night after posting bond.
Arellano has previously been arrested for narcotics possession and disorderly conduct.