Jessica Cejnar / Wednesday, Feb. 12 @ 11:17 a.m.

'Low-Key' Pursuit Involving Stolen Vehicle Ends At Del Norte County Fairgrounds

LaVone Charrise McCovey

A 36-year-old woman led California Highway Patrol officers on a “low-key” pursuit in a vehicle stolen from Cave Junction on Wednesday.

Officers spotted Lavone Charrise McCovey in Hiouchi driving a GMC Yukon at about 7:12 a.m., CHP Public Information Officer Brandy Gonzalez told the Wild Rivers Outpost. McCovey allegedly ended the pursuit at about 7:25 a.m. near the Del Norte County Fairgrounds, Gonzalez told the Outpost.

Even though McCovey allegedly failed to yield, Gonzalez said she wasn’t driving recklessly and was even obeying stop signs and traffic signals.

“She did start to pull over and then pull back out and (she) kept going,” Gonzalez said. “She wasn’t stopping for the officers.”

McCovey is currently housed at the Del Norte County Jail on charges of evading a peace officer.


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