A 45-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and "tailgating" a police car early Thursday morning, according to police.

Around 12:30 a.m., a sergeant in a police car was patrolling Crescent Avenue and noticed a vehicle was approaching behind him, police said.

Sausalito resident Christine Newbert was driving the vehicle and did not dim her high beam lights, according to police.

Newbert's vehicle was about a parking spot away from the police car, police said.

The sergeant pulled to the right and Newbert allegedly accelerated her car at speeds between 30 to 35 mph through narrow, residential streets, police said.

The sergeant drove after her and saw her allegedly make multiple vehicle violations including driving at an unsafe speed for conditions, failing to stop at a stop sign and driving to the left of double yellow lines, according to police.

Starting from Second Street, the sergeant turned on the car's emergency lights and followed Newbert until she pulled over to a driveway on Edwards Avenue.

The sergeant observed Newbert displayed signs of intoxication and administered several field sobriety tests that she failed, police said.

Newbert was arrested on suspicion of DUI and booked into Marin County Jail.


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