Caitlyn Rodriguez, 29, has been identified as the woman seen carrying her baby while fleeing police and attempting a car-jacking in Texas.
Footage released by the Texas Department of Safety on Friday, August 31, shows Rodriguez, who had outstanding warrants, flee police after a traffic stop at a high rate of speed which approached 100 mph at times. The chase happened in Bexar County on June 15.
Rodriguez, who was carrying her child throughout the entirety of the incident, was charged with evading arrest, possession of controlled substance and endangering a child.
via Fox News:
Police 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 times.
Eventually, the woman lost control and slammed into the back of a pickup truck at an intersection. In the video, the woman can then be seen getting out of the SUV and running from police while holding the baby in a carrier.
After nearly dropping the baby, the woman then jumps into the front seat of a passing vehicle, which police said she attempted to carjack.
A trooper then arrived and blocked 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.
Following the incident, ABC reports that the child was taken into the care of Child Protective Services.