HERMISTON, Ore. — Police in eastern Oregon said two young children were in the back seat of a vehicle that led them on a highway chase at more than 100 mph.
The chase on Interstate 84 ended near Hermiston. A state trooper set spike strips that hit both front tires, which came off before the car stopped.
Officers said a 3-year-old boy and an 8-month-old girl were in child seats. They were released in the care of a deputy.
The driver was arrested on several charges. She was identified as Amelia Cortez, 26, of Hermiston. She was not available for comment. It was not clear whether she had a lawyer.
Umatilla County authorities said the chase began Thursday after a complaint of interference by a non-custodial parent. Officers said the vehicle was stolen.