Woman Leads Police on Chase with Infant Onboard, Irmo Authorities Report


Irmo, South Carolina — Irmo police have reported a concerning incident where a woman from South Carolina led law enforcement on a chase, all while there was an infant in her vehicle.

According to the police statement, around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, an officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop due to a license plate discrepancy linked to a different vehicle.

The driver, later identified as 34-year-old Whitney C. James, failed to comply with the officer's signals to stop, setting off a pursuit.

The chase was eventually called off when the officer lost sight of the vehicle.

Shortly thereafter, law enforcement officers located the vehicle in the vicinity and successfully brought it to a halt.

Upon inspection of the stopped vehicle, officers discovered that James had an infant in the back seat.

James is facing charges including failure to stop, driving with a suspended license, child endangerment, reckless driving, and the initial registration violation.

She is set to be booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.