A woman spotted driving erratically around town in a stolen city of Berkeley Prius was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of DUI and vehicle theft, authorities report.
The Berkeley Police Department got multiple reports of erratic driving shortly after 6:30 p.m., police said.
The woman was seen swerving and stopping intermittently near Woolsey and King streets in the white Prius, which had a city of Berkeley emblem on the side.
Callers told police they thought it was strange and that the car had likely been stolen given the driver's behavior.
At one point, the driver nearly hit a pedestrian, according to BPD. She also sideswiped a vehicle at Ashby Avenue and Adeline Street, police said.
Police in several vehicles headed off the driver on Ashby Avenue just east of Deakin Street.
She came to a stop facing a Berkeley police SUV, but then began to drive again and bumped into it, police said. No injuries were reported.
After detaining the driver, who was identified as 23-year-old Niela Davis of Berkeley, police conducted a sobriety check and determined that Davis was likely under the influence.
The westbound lane of Ashby was closed for a period of time due to the investigation.
This story will be updated if additional information becomes available.