Adina Rae Voorhees, 44, has pleaded not guilty to charges including carjacking, attempted vehicle theft and resisting arrest.
Woodland police arrested Voorhees on July 14, when the investigation began with the report of a possible carjacking in the 1200 block of Cottonwood Street, Sgt. Dallas Hyde said.
Officers arrived to discover that a U.S. Postal Service worker had been sprayed in the face with a substance — later determined to be bug spray — by a woman who then took the worker’s truck and sped away.
“A search for the vehicle was started immediately,” Hyde said, with Yolo County sheriff’s deputies soon spotting the vehicle on northbound Interstate 5 near the town Zamora. “The driver of the stolen vehicle fled reaching speeds of 90 mph, eventually stopping the truck and attempting to flee on foot.”