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Woman arrested after high-speed pursuit in San Luis Obispo

Police arrested a woman around noon today after she led them on a high-speed chase throughout San Luis Obispo.

Sylvia Ramos, 41, was stopped for speeding on southbound Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo, authorities said. She allegedly took off from the scene in the Chevrolet truck she was driving, and a high-speed chase ensued.

Officers used a spike strip on California Boulevard near the CHP headquarters, but Ramos kept driving, said CHP Officer Jason Butler.

The CHP called off the pursuit because she was speeding through heavily populated areas but tracked her as she made her way toward downtown, he said.

Ramos, who is wanted in Fresno County for a felony warrant, sped for several miles through the city before abandoning her truck and running. Police arrested her after a short foot pursuit on Broad Street near Mitchell Park. She is being booked into County Jail.

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