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Woman charged with felonies in wild RV chase in Los Angeles

May 24, 2019
A woman in a stolen recreational vehicle led authorities on a wild chase in Los Angeles on Tuesday, smashing into cars and a palm tree before finally coming to a halt with a large dog hanging out of the shattered windshield. (May 22)
A woman in a stolen recreational vehicle led authorities on a wild chase in Los Angeles on Tuesday, smashing into cars and a palm tree before finally coming to a halt with a large dog hanging out of the shattered windshield. (May 22)

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) — A 52-year-old woman accused of being the driver of a recreational vehicle that rampaged through Los Angeles streets this week has pleaded not guilty to nine felony charges.

Julie Ann Rainbird — who also uses the last name Fehlman — entered the plea Thursday in the San Fernando branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Prosecutors have charged her with one count each of fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle while causing serious bodily injury, hit-and-run driving resulting in serious injury to another person and cruelty to an animal.

She’s also charged with three counts each of assault with a deadly weapon and hit-and-run driving resulting in injury to another person.

Two dogs were in the RV during Tuesday’s incident and one fell out during the pursuit.

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