Police pull over driver after 3-year-old seen hanging out window

'Slow-Speed Chase' Ensues

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE)- A mother lead police on a slow-speed chase after an officer spotted the woman’s young daughter hanging out a window.

Police actually called it a “slow-speed procession.”

It ended with the mom crashing into a ditch and she never topped 30 miles an hours.

A Roswell police officer was driving last week when he noticed something strange as a truck passed by. Police say the head of a 3-year-old girl was poking out of the driver’s side window.

The officer whips his patrol car around, hits his lights and starts following 31-year-old Nada Reynolds, but Reynolds did not pull over.

She runs stop-signs and red lights.

Police tell her multiple times to pull over, but she keeps going.

Other officers joined in on the 15 minute pursuit that never exceeded 30 miles an hour.

It came to end when the Missouri woman drove her Chevy ESS-10 through a gate at the Municipal Water Facility and into a ditch.

The woman was unconscious for a minute and the child was fine.

In an interview with police at the hospital, Reynolds said she was trying to get to the airport to get to California.

“I was trying to make a time limit,” said Reynolds.

She said she had no idea what town she was in and didn’t believe she had done anything wrong.

“I was trying to put her back in her car seat ,” said Reynolds. “I never abused my child.”

Reynolds was charged for the chase, reckless driving and child abuse.

Police are waiting to get the results back from a blood test to see if she was drunk or high.

The three-year-old girl remains in Children, Youth and Families Department’s custody.

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