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Date and Time of Release: 10 February 2014

Date and Time of Incident: 8 February 2014, at approx. 12:25 am

Subject: Child Endangerment Arrest

8 February 2014, at approx. 12:25 am, an officer observed a Nissan Altima speeding northbound on Greenly Road, traveling approximately 55 miles per hour in a posted 25 mile per hour zone.

The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver failed to yield to the lights and siren of the patrol vehicle, and continued northbound on Greenly Road at a high rate of speed. The vehicle lost control and struck a raised curb, causing the left front tire to blow out. However, this didn’t slow the driver as they continued northbound at a high rate of speed.

The pursuit continued with the driver running stop signs and crossing into the opposing lanes of traffic. The vehicle finally stopped on Hope Lane. The driver was contacted and identified as Andrea Corder, 35 of Sonora. Another female adult and Corder’s 3 year old son were also inside the vehicle. Corder is on probation for driving under the influence and her driving privilege is suspected because of driving under the influence.

During the investigation it was determined that Corder was under the influence. She was placed under arrest and booked at the Tuolumne County Jail for felony child endangerment, felony evading, misdemeanor drunk driving, misdemeanor violation of probation, and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. Corder’s son was released to his father.