Woman carrying baby leads Texas cops on high-speed chase
BEXAR COUNTY, TX - Authorities in Bexar County released video showing a woman leading police on a high-speed chase in San Antonio before colliding into another vehicle and attempting to carjack another truck--all while holding a baby.
The video released by Texas Department of Safety reveals the chase in Bexar County on June 15, after the female driver, who had outstanding warrants, fled the scene at a high rate of speed and approached 100 mph at times.
Police reportedly used a tire deflation device to disable the front tire of the Mercedes SUV, but the woman continued to flee, crossing into oncoming traffic at time. Eventually, the woman lost control and slammed into the back of a pickup truck at an intersection.
In this video, the woman then can then be seen getting out of the SUV and racing from police while holding the baby in a carrier. After almost dropping the baby, the woman then jumps into the front seat of a passing vehicle, which police said she attempted to carjack. An officer then arrived and managed to block the other vehicle from escaping, drawing his gun on the woman while a second trooper goes in and safely gets the baby from the car.
Police said the woman, named in police reports as Caitlyn Rodriguez was driving at high speeds across several lanes of traffic on a San Antonio highway. She was charged with evading arrest, possession of controlled substance and endangering a child. The baby was reportedly taken into care by social services.