Woman Sentenced To Prison For ‘Scooby Doo’ Van Police Chase

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A judge in Northern California has sentenced a woman to more than two years in prison for leading police on a chase in a minivan styled like the “Scooby Doo” Mystery Machine.

The Redding Record Searchlight reports that 51-year-old Sharon Turman pleaded guilty in April and asked Superior Court Judge Cara Beatty to place her on probation instead of giving her the two year, eight month prison sentence.

Turman says she was high on methamphetamine at the time of the chase but is now dedicated to leading a sober and law-abiding life.

Beatty commended Turman’s plan to get sober but said she wouldn’t grant her parole, calling her crime “horrifying.”

Police say Turman was on supervised release for theft when she fled a traffic stop in the colorful van.

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