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Fla. woman led chase while child in car

TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa Bay woman is behind bars after police say she led them on a car chase with her 6-year-old daughter along for the ride.

Lamesha Nikole Ware has been charged with fleeing and eluding, child abuse, and driving with a revoked licence. She is being held at the Pinellas County jail on $20,000 bond.

A Treasure Island police report says Ware was pulled over for speeding Sunday night before she fled from officers. Authorities say the 25-year-old led three police cruisers on a five-minute chase, driving recklessly and going 20 mph over the speed limit.

A relative has taken custody of the child.


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