Mystery driver turns herself in to police

Mar 17, 2016 12:35 PM by News Staff

The woman driving a Scooby-Doo "mystery van" involved in a high speed chase through Shasta County last week has turned herself into authorities.

According to Redding police, Sharon Kay Turman, 51, turned herself in Wednesday night. Authorities say Turman led officers on a wild chase on March 6th that started in Redding and ended up in northwestern Tehama County.

Officers were stopping Turman for a probation violation, when she took off in the 1994 Chrysler "mystery van." Turman exceeded speeds of 100mph during the pursuit, and abandoned the van off Bowman Road near Highway 36.

Turman, who was on Shasta County's most wanted list, reportedly told officers Wednesday night she was hoping to be reunited with her van once she turned herself in.

She also said she was not familiar with the Scooby-Doo cartoon and was told by friends to paint the van. She went on to say if she called her van the "mystery machine" she would be able to elude capture by law enforcement if she were ever to be pulled over.

She was booked into the Shasta County Jail on several charges including a felony count of recklessly evading law enforcement.

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