WHITTIER (CBSLA) — A woman is in custody Monday after trying to run away with her 5-year-old in her arms at the end of a police pursuit.
Police say they were trying to stop the woman on suspicion of DUI at about 1:50 a.m. when she sped away, touching off a car chase that ended about 20 minutes later in the parking lot of a Whittier motel.READ MORE: LA County Not Closing COVID Vaccine Super Sites Despite Drop In Demand
The woman allegedly tried to continue running on foot, with her 5-year-old son in her arms, but she was quickly taken into custody by officers.READ MORE: Martin Luther King Jr. Had Strong Relationship With LA During Civil Rights Movement
There was another child at the scene, but police have not confirmed if she was also in the car.MORE NEWS: Burbank Cancels Outdoor Face Covering Order
Officers are now caring for both children.