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Woman arrested after high-speed chase on Highway 50 from Placerville to Folsom

Westbound Highway 50 is now open between E. Bidwell Street and Prairie City Road, according to the Folsom Police Department.

FOLSOM, Calif. — A woman is now facing multiple charges after she allegedly led officers on a chase from Placerville to Folsom early Thursday morning.

The Placerville Police Department says it started around 2:30 a.m. when officers tried to stop a vehicle with a fake license plate.

Police say the driver, identified as 34-year-old Akika Parker, wouldn’t give her license to officers and at some point she was asked to get out of her vehicle. Instead, she drove onto Highway 50 and a chase started.

Officers asked for help from CHP and El Dorado County deputies and spike strips were deployed. CHP and Placerville police ultimately stopped the chase due to safety concerns.

Folsom police intercepted Parker on Highway 50, west of East Bidwell Street. She was removed from the vehicle and taken into custody.

Parker was medically cleared and booked into the El Dorado County jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, evading peace officer with disregard for safety, resisting arrest and carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle.

Anyone with information can call Officer Wassner at 530-642-5210.

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