Cops identify mom who brought baby on high-speed chase

Posted September 04, 2018

Newly released video shows a woman leading police in Texas on a high-speed chase before crashing into another vehicle and running out of the auto with her baby.

The footage shows them taking the child carrier and removing a child from the back seat of the SUV Rodriguez allegedly tried to steal.

Authorities in Texas have released footage they say shows a high-speed police chase from June that endangered countless lives - including a young child the suspect was carrying.

Authorities say the woman was traveling at about 100 miles per hour (160 kph) before she rear-ended the pickup that had stopped at a light. She runs across a busy road with the baby swinging in its carrier under her arm. She then is seen running from the auto, carrying a baby in a travel seat.

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The mum led police on a 100mph vehicle chase before she crashed her auto.

Rodriguez eventually loses control before crashing into a truck in front after the tires on her Mercedes SUV are deflated by a police device.

"She's in the back seat".

With the vehicle seat in her arm, Rodriguez dashed across several lanes of the busy highway before entering the passenger side of a Nissan Xterra she'd tried carjacking.

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DPS says Rodriguez was charged with child endangerment, evading arrest and possession of a controlled substance, reports KSAT.

Pictured Texas woman Caitlyn Rodriguez as she flees from cops with baby in tow.

After running across the road with the baby, she tried to hijack an SUV. The baby was reportedly taken into care by social services.

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