Shocking footage shows mother lead Texas cops on a high speed chase and attempt carjack while carrying a baby
Recently, the Texas Department of Public Safety presented a video of aviation operations at a Public Safety Commission meeting. Out of a compilation of footage they showed, one high-speed car chase stood out. In the incident, which occurred in June, a woman led police on a chase ending in a car crash, all with a baby in tow.
According to the DPS, the woman had outstanding warrants and fled after a DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop. The woman, later identified as 29-year-old Catilyn Rodriguez, hit speeds of over 100 mph at some points in the high-speed pursuit.
During the chase, a trooper deployed a tire deflation device to disable the front tire.
Losing control of the vehicle, she crashed into another car, before grabbing the baby in a car seat and trying to escape. She allegedly then tried to carjack another car by jumping into the passenger's seat, but it didn't work out so well. The driver of that vehicle left the car, taking a child from the backseat, before the police arrived.
The entire incident was caught in aerial footage from above, capturing not only the chase and crash, but the subsequent arrest too. You can watch the shocking incident in the video below:
Once they made sure the child was clear of the car, police handcuffed Rodriguez and brought her in to answer for her previous crimes and the events of that day.
Rodriguez was charged with child endangerment, evading arrest, and possession of a controlled substance, police said. The child was released to Child Protective Services.