CHP vehicle photo by John Schreiber.

A wild-driving woman was in custody Sunday after a rush-hour wrong-way chase from Westwood to Manhattan Beach.

A CHP officer managed to end the chase by hitting her vehicle with a CHP cruiser from behind, and the force of the collision turned the woman’s vehicle around in what officers call a “PIT” maneuver.

The woman in a white Kia Soul was later identified as Elizabeth Trevor, of Chatsworth, the CHP reported.

The chase began about 4:15 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of the Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd., where an employee reported the vehicle was being driven recklessly by Trevor in a parking lot, according to the FBI.

Federal Protective Service officers initiated the chase, which was handed off to the CHP at 4:49 p.m. Friday, the CHP reported, when the Kia entered the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway from Wilshire Boulevard.

The pursuit continued south on the 405 and then west on the Glen Anderson (105) Freeway, then south on Sepulveda Boulevard.

The driver crossed the median and drove on the wrong side of Sepulveda Boulevard, through oncoming rush hour traffic.

At about 5:30, as the Kia approached 33rd Street in Manhattan Beach, a CHP officer executed a PIT maneuver, by steering into the rear of the chased car to swing it around.

Trevor was apprehended by CHP officers without further incident, and arrested on suspicion of reckless evading of a peace officer, the CHP reported.

The CHP did not release Trevor’s age, and her name did not appear in the sheriff’s jail records.

There was no word of a possible motive for the woman’s actions.

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—City News Service

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