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Costa Mesa Woman Arrested Twice In 2 Weeks On Suspicion Of Reckless Driving, Endangering Pedestrians

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textalerts180 Costa Mesa Woman Arrested Twice In 2 Weeks On Suspicion Of Reckless Driving, Endangering Pedestrians

COSTA MESA (CBSLA.com) — A Costa Mesa woman was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving for the second time in two weeks after authorities suspect she endangered pedestrians with her car early Tuesday.

Police responded to the 1600 block of Labrador Drive shortly before 8 a.m. after a woman was driving her silver Toyota Camry on neighbors’ lawns and doing circles in the middle of the street, according to Lt. Greg Scott of the Costa Mesa Police Department.

Sandra Marie Montag, 48, had reportedly gone through a dispute with her husband at a residence nearby earlier in the day, Lt. Scott said.

A man walking his dog was nearly struck on the sidewalk and others were endangered, including children walking and bicycling to school, according to Lt. Scott.

Montag then reportedly drove back to her home and her husband got in the car, which took off at a high rate of speed on Labrador Drive.

Police sent out a radio broadcast to additional agencies in an effort to locate the Camry. They stakes out on Labrador Drive and arrested Montag shortly after 10:30 a.m.

Montag had previously been involved in a domestic violence incident in which she allegedly used her Camry to try to assault her husband, according to Lt. Scott. She was freed from custody on bail, pending a court appearance.

Montag has now been booked and is being held on $50,000 bail.

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