A Petaluma woman arrested earlier this month after a high-speed police chase on what was her third alcohol-related offense was in jail again Friday after the CHP picked her up Thursday for suspected drunken driving, authorities said.
Teresa Saldana's bail this time is $45,000, Sonoma County Jail personnel said.
Authorities said Saldana, a Petaluma resident, had an open container of alcohol and marijuana in her vehicle when she was stopped on Santa Rosa Avenue for driving without a seatbelt around 4:40 p.m. Thursday.
She also was on probation for two prior DUI convictions and did not have a valid driver's license, the CHP said.
Saldana, 40, was last arrested Feb. 3, after a CHP officer observed a car pool violation on Highway 101 and attempted to stop Saldana in south Santa Rosa, authorities said.
She pulled over, but then, as the officer walked to her Chevrolet pickup, took off southbound, traveling at speeds up to 75 mph and passing commute-hour traffic on the shoulder, the CHP said.
After she pulled off onto Lakeville Highway in Petaluma, she became mired in traffic and had to stop, authorities said.
A CHP officer said she had alcohol in her system in violation of her probation and was driving without a license. She also was arrested for suspicion of reckless evasion.
Saldana was booked into the county jail and released at some later time, though details of her release were not available Friday.
When she was stopped Thursday, Saldana got out of her truck in a very agitated state and failed to comply with officers' commands, the CHP said.
She also showed signs of intoxication, authorities said.
She was eventually arrested for suspected drunken driving, possession of an open container, possession of marijuana and violation of probation, authorities said.