Officials said the woman had some minor cuts to her hands, feet and face when she was placed under arrest; the driver and passenger inside the car were unhurt.
The incident started at around 4:30 p.m. when two women, ages 53 and 61, ran out of gas near milepost 228 while driving north on I-5.
The women told police they were making a call for gas arrangements when a barefoot female approached the car.
Officials say the woman, later identified by police as Victoria Lohmann, 24, of Aumsville, got on top of the car's hood and started jumping up and down. The women inside made a call to police.
Officials said Lohmann then jumped onto the windshield, caving it in, before again running off across the Interstate.
Unaware of the incident, a state trooper pulled up behind the disabled car to offer help. Police said the two women relayed their story to the trooper, indicating where Lohmann left on foot toward.
State Police and local sheriff's deputies quickly found Lohmann and took her into custody. Arresting officers reported finding that Lohmann was carrying what looked like a controlled substance. They are still waiting on the state's crime lab to determine what the substance was.
Albany Fire crews treated Lohmann for minor cuts on her feet, hands, and face she received when damaging the vehicle, state police officials said.
Lohmann was booked into Linn County Jail for first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree disorderly conduct and two counts of recklessly endangering another person.