Woman leads police on high-speed chase while allegedly drunk with child in car, charging docs say

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman has been charged with driving while intoxicated and evading arrest after allegedly leading police on a miles-long high-speed chase with a child inside the car, according to charging documents.

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Records state on June 3, 2023, police were called after the woman, identified as Lisa Eskew, was reportedly seen hitting herself while driving.

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When officers found her at a nearby gas station, she then drove off as they began to approach her, prompting officers to follow.

Documents state that Eskew was driving between 85 and 115 miles per hour and did not stop for 17 miles before stopping at her home.

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Shortly after, officers saw a 5-year-old child in the vehicle's backseat. Officers then broke the car window to retrieve the child safely, documents said.

According to the officer, Eskew did show signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test.

She is currently being held in custody and is awaiting her court appearance.