SAN MARINO >> The driver who led officers on a chase earlier this week was back in custody after police arrested her on new, more serious charges.
San Marino police dropped the original misdemeanor charges of evading police and reckless driving, according to Detective Cpl. Brian Wong. He said Joyce Yanjean Hsu, 29, of San Marino was arrested Thursday at the San Marino police station on suspicion of felony evading police and misdemeanor hit and run.
He said Hsu was booked at Alhambra jail then transferred to the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood. Her bail is $75,000.
If she doesn’t post bond, her arraignment will be held Monday at Alhambra Superior Court.
The charges stem from a Monday chase.
An officer attempted to stop the driver of a Toyota Camry for a traffic violation.
The Camry took off instead and ran stop signs and red lights. The driver lost control and struck the Starbucks at Huntington Drive and San Marino Avenue.
The driver lost control a second time, hit the curb then a light pole in the 1600 block of Huntington Drive. Police identified the Camry’s driver as Hsu. Firefighters took her to Huntington Hospital because of a head injury.
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