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Woman Crashes, Flees Police Carrying Baby

Helicopters recorded the insane chase
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 3, 2018 2:30 PM CDT
Catilyn Rodriguez's booking photo.   (TXDPS)

(Newser) – Video shot from a helicopter shows a woman leading Texas troopers on a high-speed chase and crashing into a pickup, then taking off on foot while holding a baby in a carrier. The Texas Department of Public Safety released the video Friday, per the AP. The incident happened June 15 in San Antonio. Authorities say the woman was traveling about 100mph before a Texas trooper deployed a tire-deflation device that caused her to rear-end a pickup that had stopped at a light. She jumped out of her SUV, grabbed the child carrier, and ran. She then climbed into another vehicle containing a woman and child.

Police say the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Catilyn Rodriguez, attempted a carjacking before the female driver leaped out of the car and grabbed a child from the back seat, reports ABC News. Troopers blocked the vehicle and got everyone out, including Rodriguez, who was handcuffed in the middle of the roadway. Rodriguez was charged with child endangerment, evading arrest, and possession of a controlled substance. The baby was released to Child Protective Services. (Read more car chase stories.)

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