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Woman leads police on high-speed chase with child in car


RUSK COUNTY (WKOW) -- A woman from Ladysmith has been accused of leading police on a high-speed chase with her toddler in the car.

Shelby Heintz has been charged with recklessly endangering the safety of her 16-month-old child.

WQOW, in Eau Claire, reports deputies tried to stop Heintz earlier this month for a traffic violation on Highway 8 in Rusk County.  They say she fled at speeds over 100 mph, even driving through a ditch at one point.

Heintz eventually pulled over and deputies found the child crying in the car.  They say Heintz had a blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit.

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