By on September 11, 2015

20150908_025650_CCT-JUMPERID-0814-01An alleged prostitute who jumped off the Bay Bridge to avoid arrest in August was “hella drunk” from splitting a fifth of Hennessy, according arrest affidavits reported by the Contra Costa Times.

According to the report, 25-year-old Erlynn Kay Sanchez-Edwards was arrested in Oakland after police searched for the woman for nearly a month after they say she crashed a car she had stolen, then jumped off the Bay Bridge to icy water nearly 70 feet below, swam and hitched a ride with a truck driver.

Sanchez-Edwards was charged with three misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run driving, evading a police officer and driving without a license. The water temperature when Sanchez-Edwards allegedly dove off the bridge was likely below 55 degrees, and survival time in the water can be 30 minutes to 1 hour. Maybe less in evening wear.

According to arrest records, Sanchez-Edwards was working as a prostitute in San Francisco’s Mission District when she offered to drive two other prostitutes to Oakland in a stolen Nissan Maxima. After she crashed the car on the Bay Bridge around 2 a.m., Sanchez-Edwards evaded police by jumping off the bridge into the icy water.

A dump-truck driver reported that he picked up the woman, in a wet black dress, near the bridge’s toll plaza and gave her a ride into San Francisco.

According to SFGate, Sanchez-Edwards may have had extra incentive to run. Sanchez-Edwards was arrested in 2014 in Virginia for prostitution.

(Mugshot via California Highway Patrol)

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