A carjacking chase down Highway 99 went from Fresno to Kingsburg before the woman suspect was arrested.
Jennifer Linder was on parole for carjacking and had been out from prison for a few months when she flagged down a driver near the area of Olive and West avenues around 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening. The driver offered to give Linder a ride. After she got into the car, Linder allegedly pointed a knife at the driver, demanded money and ordered the driver out.
Before the victim could exit his car, Linder climbed behind the wheel and drove away, dragging him for a short distance.
When officers attempted a traffic stop near the area of First Street and Madison Avenue, Linder pulled to the curb, then sped away as officers approached the car. Before finally making it to southbound Highway 99, Linder drove through a residential neighborhood, crashing into a tree and a fence. CHP and Fresno police along with the CHP helicopter maintained the pursuit to Kingsburg. Once there, Linder pulled into a gas station and was taken into custody.
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She was booked into Fresno County Jail on suspicion of armed carjacking, evading, hit and run and possession of a controlled substance.