Mother flees at 120 mph with 2-year-old

Apr. 09, 2013 @ 04:18 PM

An attempted traffic stop led to a chase and arrest early Saturday morning of a mother driving at high speeds with a two-year-old in the vehicle.

Brittany Leigh Robinson, 23, of Waxhaw, led Highway Patrol troopers on a high-speed chase along Old Charlotte Highway and Roosevelt Boulevard.

The incident happened around 12:35 a.m. Saturday.

A trooper attempted to stop Robinson for speeding when she sped away in a white Cadillac SLS, while reaching speeds in excess of 120 mph on Old Charlotte Highway.

Originally, a trooper was attempting to stop Robinson for traveling 73 mph in a 55 mph zone when she sped off, First Sgt. M.R. Leach of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, said.

While traveling east on Roosevelt Boulevard, Robinson lost control and wrecked her vehicle at the entrance of Quality Inn & Suites. Her two-year-old child was in the vehicle at the time of the wreck but was not injured. The child was placed in the custody of the Department of Social Services and Robinson was arrested and taken to the Union County Jail, Leach said.

Robinson was placed under a $50,000 bond at the Union County Jail.

As of Monday morning, Robinson was charged with driving while impaired, speeding 73 mph in a 55 mph zone, possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, and felony flee to elude arrest, according to the Union County Clerk of Court’s Office.

Additional charges could be added later on. In the past, Robinson has been arrested for and convicted of possession of heroin, Leach said.