Woman carrying baby leads Texas cops on a high-speed chase

Catilyn Rodriguez

Catilyn Rodriguez

A mother was filmed driving at speed between cars as she tried to escape a police pursuit.

She then climbed into another vehicle containing a woman and child.

In the footage, released on Friday by the Texas Department of Public Safety, she can be seen driving her grey Mercedes at speeds of up to 100mph.

According to the DPS, the woman had outstanding warrants and fled after a DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop.

After the SUV ploughs into the back of a truck at a red light, Rodriguez, wearing blue jeans and a black top, jumps out and runs around to the passenger side.

Rodriguez is seen getting out of the SUV, grabbing a baby in a vehicle seat from the back, and running to another SUV which investigators say she tried to carjack.

After running across the road with the baby, she tried to hijack an SUV.

With the vehicle seat on her arm, Rodriguez dashed across several lanes of the busy highway and hopped into a Nissan Xterra that she tried carjacking.

She struggles to carry the vehicle seat and runs in front of a auto as she crosses the road.

But the carjacking bid comes to a swift end as police surround the vehicle at gunpoint. The driver of that vehicle left the auto, taking a child from the backseat, before the police arrived.

Caitlyn Rodriguez, 29, was charged with evading arrest, endangering a child and possession of a controlled substance after the chase in Texas.

Child Protective Services have taken the infant into care, reports ABCNews.

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