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Woman leads police on high speed chase; 5-year-old jumps from the car

32-year-old Taylor Lashawn Hampton
32-year-old Taylor Lashawn Hampton(Pleasant Grove police Dept.)
Published: Nov. 12, 2021 at 10:36 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 12, 2021 at 12:14 PM CST
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PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. (WBRC) - A Birmingham woman is facing several charges after officers said she led police on a high speed chase through multiple cities with a child in the car.

Pleasant Grove police say they spotted 32-year-old Taylor Lashawn Hampton driving with a revoked drivers license and was known to have outstanding warrants. Officers say when they attempted to stop Hampton she proceeded to lead them on a chase from Pleasant Grove, through Fairfield and into Birmingham, at speeds exceeding 80 mph.

When police were eventually able to stop Hampton, a 5-year-old girl jumped out of the car and began to run.

Investigators said the child is okay.


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Hampton was ultimately charged with Attempting to Elude, Driving While License Revoked, Bail Jumping, FTA, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Reckless Endangerment for the dangerous pursuit with a child in the car.

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