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.

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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.

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There was another child at the scene, but police have not confirmed if she was also in the car.

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Officers are now caring for both children.