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Bail set at $30,000 for woman accused of 'reckless endangerment' in 100 mph car chase

YAKIMA, Wash. - UPDATE: A judge set bail at $30,000 for Destini E. Baker at her preliminary appearance Monday afternoon in Yakima County Superior Court. 

Baker is being held in the Yakima County jail on suspicion of reckless endangerment and two counts of second-degree assault.


A 29-year-old woman was arrested Sunday after police say she used her vehicle to ram the car of someone she knows and chased them at more than 100 mph on North First Street in Yakima. 

Police were called just after 10 a.m. to reports of a hit-and-run and possible shooting between a Chevy Equinox and a Cadillac Escalade. 

Officers found the Equinox under the overpass on North First Street at Highway 12 and found the suspect and her passengers walking nearby. 

Destini E. Baker, 29, reportedly told police the Escalade had rammed her car and chased her down the street before multiple passengers pointed firearms at her, according to court documents. 

However, witnesses told police it was the Equinox that rammed the back of the Escalade outside a restaurant near North First Street and East I Street.

Witnesses went on to say that the Equinox pursued the other vehicle at more than 100 mph northbound on North First Street, where the posted speed limit is 35 mph.

Both vehicles reportedly veered off the roadway into the gravel near the overpass on North First Street at Highway 12, where the Equinox got stuck and the Cadillac continued northbound, court documents said. 

Police say the Equinox left about 150 feet of skid marks on the road before it crashed. 

The victim reportedly called police soon after the incident, when he saw he was no longer being followed. He was one of three people traveling in the Escalade.

Baker is being held in the Yakima County jail on suspicion of reckless endangerment and two counts of second-degree assault.


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