Authorities released new footage of this horrific police chase that happened in June in Bexar County, Texas. The video shows a woman leading troopers on a high-speed chase, crashing, then taking off on foot while holding her infant in a baby carrier before trying to carjack a woman.
The incident happened June 15 along Highway 90 near Lackland Air Force Base. The Texas woman led police on a chase through southwest San Antonio in June that reached speeds of 100 miles per hour — and she had her infant riding in the Mercedes with her the entire time.
Troopers said the woman, identified as 29-year-old Caitlyn Rodriguez, was wanted on warrants and drove off after they attempted to stop her.
The video catches the Mercedes weaving through traffic and nearly hitting other vehicles before authorities finally were able to lay out spikes to slow the vehicle down. After hitting the spikes, Rodriguez’s car left the highway and drove into the grass — but then continued speeding right onto an access road that ran parallel to the highway.
Eventually, the Mercedes approached an intersection where a handful of cars appeared to be stopped at a traffic light. But the Mercedes apparent efforts to brake were unsuccessful, and the vehicle slammed into a white pickup in front of it.
Then Rodriguez hopped out of the driver’s seat and ran around to the rear passenger’s side and got out the baby carrier. She ran over to a white SUV, opened the front passenger door and climbed in with the baby carrier. Troopers said she was trying to carjack the vehicle. But just moments after Rodriguez had clambered in, a squad car drove up in front of the SUV and a trooper got out with a gun drawn.
Rodriguez was arrested on charges of child endangerment, possession of a controlled substance and evading arrest, state authorities said.