The Stockton woman pleaded no contest to a livestreamed DUI crash that killed her 14-year-old sister two years ago has been arrested again after allegedly leading police on a chase early Thursday, authorities said.
Obdulia Sanchez, 20, was allegedly driving in the area of Rosemarie Lane and Piccardo Circle around 1:30 a.m. when officers tried to pull her over for a vehicle code violation, according to a Stockton Police Department news release.
Sanchez didn’t stop, prompting police to initiate a pursuit, the release stated.
The chase ended short time later when she couldn’t negotiate a turn properly and drove off the road near an Interstate-5 on-ramp at March Lane, according to police.
Sanchez was taken into custody without incident. A male passenger ran from the car and got away.
Police searched the vehicle and found a loaded firearm.
Sanchez faces possible weapons and traffic-related charges, according to the news release.
She was out on parole at the time at the time of the incident, according to KTLA sister station KTXL in Sacramento.
“It is concerning too that Ms. Sanchez was just recently released from prison, involving that incident with her sister a couple of years ago, she’s currently on parole and is already engaged in criminal activity,” Stockton Officer Joe Silva told KTXL.
According to her father, Sanchez’s driver’s license is suspended and she’s not supposed to drive, the station reported.
Nicandro Sanchez spoke with his daughter after her latest arrest, and said that, “She (got) scared of the police,” which is why she ran.
Obdulia Sanchez previously pleaded no contest to gross vehicular manslaughter, DUI and child endangerment charges for livestreaming a crash that killed her younger sister Jacqueline and injured another passenger in July 2017.
“Everybody, if I go to f****** jail for life, you already know why. My sister is f****** dying,” she said in the footage, which was posted on Instagram.
In February 2018, she was sentenced to six years and four months in prison.
Sanchez was released on Sept. 21, the Merced Sun Star reported, citing a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesperson.