Mom Led Chase with Kids in Back of Minivan - NBC Southern California

Mom Led Chase with Kids in Back of Minivan

In the video, mom appears confused, disoriented



    A San Diego-area mother faces felony charges for leading police on a pursuit with her children in the back seat.

    The chase ended around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday on East Plaza Boulevard in National City just south of downtown San Diego.

    The minivan came to a halt on a hillside. Watch video here

    According to police, officers tried to pull over the minivan near a CVS Pharmacy. The driver refused to stop and kept driving for several blocks.

    When the chase ended, the van had major front-end damage.

    Officials identified the driver as 26-year-old Erica Baswell. Her children are ages 5 and 6.

    A news photographer captured video of the suspect’s children crying and wearing neck braces.

    There were backpacks in the backseat including one with an image of SpongeBob Squarepants.

    The mother was transported to Paradise Hills Hospital and two children were taken to Rady Children's Hospital with minor injuries. The children were then brought to the Polinsky Children's Center, because officers were unable to find another guardian.

    Braswell has been charged with felony evading, child endangerment and evaluated for DUI according to officials. She was taken into custody at Las Colinas and is being held on a $105,000 bond.