Bridge-jumping, Car-stealing Woman Was 'Hella Drunk,' Say Court Docs

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole
bridge jumping car stealing woman was hella drunk say court docs

An 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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  • Kmars2009 Kmars2009 on Sep 12, 2015

    That's not cocaine's total methamphetamine high. She's Wonder Ho!

  • Kmars2009 Kmars2009 on Sep 12, 2015

    Talk about Spanish Fly!

  • DenverMike DenverMike on Sep 12, 2015

    When they search exhaustively for a fugitive and finally arrest her/him, they alway skip the part of how they screwed up and were caught. They want it to look like it was excellent crime solving or tracking, when the perp simply turns her/himself in to authorities.

  • Kvndoom Kvndoom on Sep 12, 2015

    "Pretty Woman 2: Erlynn takes Oakland"