Woman with baby leads police on high-speed chase before crashing

A woman in Texas took off from police and led them on a 100 mph chase with a baby in the back seat of the car. The woman crashed and ran from police with the baby in a car seat

Caitlyn Rodriguez reportedly sped away from police when they stopped her Mercedes-Benz SUV and discovered she was wanted.

At one point, after driving into oncoming traffic and running red lights, she lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a pickup truck.

Authorities say the woman, later identified as 29-year-old Caitlyn Rodriguez, was traveling at about 100 miles per hour before she rear-ended a pickup that had stopped at a light. A trooper then parks his vehicle in front of the auto Rodriguez allegedly tried to steal and draws his weapon and points it at the auto, directing the driver to unlock her door.

And it's then seen driving the wrong way down a road and jumping a red light as the tyre breaks up.

The driver of that vehicle ran out and grabbed a child from the backseat before police pulled Rodriguez out of the auto and handcuffed her in the middle of the road.

As smoke seeps out of the crumpled bonnet, she grabs the baby and flees from the crash scene.

Rodriguez is then seen running across a traffic lane and hopping into a white SUV.

But the carjacking bid comes to a swift end as police surround the vehicle at gunpoint.

"She's in the back seat".

Weaving through traffic on a Texas highway, the woman narrowly misses several cars, and police roll out a spike strip to burst her tires.

Fox News reports that, after the incident, the woman was charged with "evading arrest, possession of controlled substance and endangering a child".

The child was released to Child Protective Services, DPS said.

Rodriguez was being held at the Bexar County Jail as of Monday, online records showed.



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