Ridgefield police: Danbury teen arrested after high-speed chase

A Danbury woman was arrested after engaging officers in a high-speed pursuit that started on Main Street before 1:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19.

Ridgefield police said Jennifer Garcia-Rodriguez, 19, was charged with speeding, reckless driving, interfering with an officer, failure to stop at a stop sign, and failure to drive in the proper lane.

According to a report, Garcia-Rodriguez was clocked by police radar going 70 mph in a 25-mph zone on Main Street.

Police attempted to pull Rodriguez over, but she sped away north on Main Street, driving straight through the intersection at North Salem Road and Danbury Road, and onto North Salem Road without stopping.

Police said Garcia-Rodriguez lost control of her car at the intersection of North Salem Road and Maple Shade Road. The car left the roadway and rolled over, according to a report, striking a stone wall in front of 91 North Salem Road.

Garcia-Rodriguez left the car, police said, and became combative with officers who arrived at the scene.

She was arrested and taken to police headquarters, where she was held on a $1,000 bond. She appeared in court on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Police added that the car Garcia-Rodriguez drove during the pursuit suffered extensive damage, and was later towed from the scene.