Woman leads police on chase with unrestrained children in back seat

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WCMH) — A North Carolina woman led police on a high-speed chase Tuesday, with unrestrained children in the back seat, according to police.

Police said the driver put lives at risk as she was pursued for about 20 miles on Highway 74. Aerial video shows the car bolting through stop lights and squeezing between vehicles on a two-lane highway. The chase eventually ended with a crash.

According to Charlotte Mecklenburg police, Amanda Sawyer was wanted on felony warrants.

Among those in danger were two children in the back seat of the car. Troopers said the young children weren’t in car seats.

According to jail records, Sawyer has been booked into the local jail at least 10 times in the last three years. She recently served time for drug possession, hit and run, assault with a deadly weapon and assaulting a police officer.

Witnesses tell WSOC they are happy nobody was hurt in the crash.

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