Police: Naked woman crashes car after high-speed chase, yells 'Jehovah'

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A New Mexico woman led police on a high-speed chase before the incident took a bizarre turn.

According to KRQE, drivers on I-25 Saturday morning reported a woman driving recklessly and throwing items out of her car window. Police pursued the vehicle, which exceeded 100 mph during the chase before crashing into a truck at an intersection.

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After the crash, Barbara Arellano, 51, fled on foot. She was completely naked and yelling, “Jehovah.” The police car’s dashcam captured part of the strange chase. Deputies caught up with the woman who resisted arrest by trying to slip out of the handcuffs and by spitting on the officers. She continued to yell, “Jehovah” during the arrest.

When asked why she was naked, Arellano replied that she was hot.

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The police report states that Arellano admitted to doing heroin, drinking alcohol and taking pills before the incident and informed police that she suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Arellano has been charged with DWI, reckless driving, fleeing police and battery on a peace officer. KRQE reports that she is also facing an outstanding warrant for child abuse.