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Cops: Man Crashes Stolen SUV With Baby Inside

'Twelve minutes of sheer terror, I'll say'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 17, 2019 12:36 AM CST
This photo provided by the Bullitt County Detention Center shows Joshua Reynolds.   (Bullitt County Detention Center via AP)

(Newser) – A man accused of stealing an SUV with a 13-month-old baby girl inside and leading police on a chase before crashing on an interstate has been arrested in Kentucky. The child was unharmed. "Twelve minutes of sheer terror, I'll say," Shepherdsville Police Chief Rick McCubbin said of the incident Monday morning. Joshua Reynolds, 22, is accused of taking the car from a parking lot. A police sergeant initially spotted the vehicle and tried to make a traffic stop, but Reynolds kept going as a chase began, according to McCubbin. The chase continued into Kentucky's Jefferson County on Interstate 65, where police say Reynolds crashed 12 minutes after the SUV had been stolen, the AP reports.

Though the child wasn't hurt, she was taken to a hospital as a precaution, McCubbin said. Police body camera video from after the chase showed police taking Reynolds into custody. Reynolds may have been under the influence of drugs at the time, McCubbin said. Reynolds is charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, kidnapping, and other charges, according to Bullitt County jail records. The child's mother left the car unlocked and running in the parking lot, police said. She hasn't been charged. "I think she received the worst punishment of her life this morning," the chief said.

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