The woman accused of crashing a stolen car on the Bay Bridge last month, then jumping 70 feet into the bay to evade arrest, was taken into police custody Monday, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Erlynn Sanchez-Edwards, 25, whose last known residence was Richmond, was arrested in Oakland without incident, officials said. She was booked into Santa Rita Jail on suspicion of several crimes, including vehicle theft, hit-and-run, driving under the influence and resisting arrest.
The fate of Sanchez-Edwards after her chilly plunge Aug. 12 was unknown until a dump truck driver in Oakland picked up a woman in soggy clothing believed to be the suspect, officials said. He drove her to San Francisco before learning about the bridge crash on the news, then notified authorities.
The incident unfolded just after 2 a.m. when CHP officers heading west on the Bay Bridge spotted a Nissan Maxima spin and crash on the eastbound side.