April 5, 2005 in Region

Woman drives her car into the jail

Associated Press

EVERETT – A woman who said she was being chased by someone and needed to get into the Snohomish County Jail got her wish after ramming a pair of doors at the lockup with her sport utility vehicle.

Police say the woman was treated by Fire Department medics for minor injuries after she drove her 1995 Nissan Pathfinder repeatedly into the drive-in entry early Sunday.

Lynn Frances Johnson, 56, of Edmonds, was jailed for investigation of malicious mischief with bail set at $10,000, according to the jail’s Web site.

The doors were worth about $50,000 each, and damage was estimated at $100,000, Sgt. Boyd Bryant said.

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