When a crazy lady with wheels of fire decides to cause mayhem….here is another story from the Naked City…
LAKEPORT, CALIF. — 12/22/2015 — According to the Lakeport Police, at approximately 7:20 AM on Dec. 21, 2015, Lake County Central Dispatch received an emergency call from the California Highway Patrol Communications Center in Ukiah reporting that they received a call from a Lakeport man who stated that his wife told him she was going to kill herself by running her car into another vehicle. The woman identified as 37-year-old Dana Marie Lindsey was reported to be driving a 1997 gold Volkswagon convertible in the area of Lakeport Blvd and Hwy 29. Lakeport Police Department, California Highway Patrol, and Lake County Sheriff’s Office Units responded to the scene.
At some point, officers received information that Lindsey’s husband had been hanging onto the vehicle and fell or jumped off.
Responding units attempted to stop Lindsey as she traveled southbound on Hwy 29 from Lakeport Blvd., but she evaded them and made two attempts to drive her vehicle into another vehicle traveling north bound, but they were able to avoid a collision.
Lindsey continued to travel southbound and intentionally collided with a 2009 Toyota Corolla, just south of the intersection of Highways 29 & 175 Hopland. A 24-year-old male passenger in the victim vehicle was seriously injured and transported via ambulance to Sutter Lakeside Hospital and is expected to be transferred to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for further treatment. The 28-year-old female driver of the victim vehicle received minor injuries and was later transported by private party to Sutter Lakeside where she was treated and released.
Lindsey, who officers believed to be under the influence of methamphetamine and MDMA, suffered minor injuries and was also transported by ambulance to Sutter Lakeside where she was treated and released at approximately 4:00 PM. At that time, LPD officers responded to the hospital and arrested her for attempted homicide, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, felony evading a peace officer, felony driving under the influence causing great bodily injury and misdemeanor drunk driving. She was transported to the Lake County Correctional Facility where she was booked and is being held on bail of $1,000,000.
The CHP is also working with LPD on this investigation that is ongoing. Lindsey’s vehicle was seized as evidence and is being held pending further processing.