NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A woman is facing charges after she flipped a car with a 9-month baby inside it after police say she was chasing a man.
According to police, it all started at a residence in the west Madison area of Nashville when the child’s mother, Tiffany Carter, went to confront her ex-boyfriend, the baby’s father.
Police said a chase ensued after the man and his new girlfriend fled the home.
During the chase, which a Metro helicopter spotted from the air on an unrelated case, Carter, 29, reportedly fired shots at the man’s car.
Police told News 2 the 31-year-old man pulled over at Brick Church Pike and Bellshire Drive and flagged down officers, alerting them of the situation.
The mother crashed her car, which landed on its roof at Brick Church Pike and Bell Grimes Lane a short time later. Police said Carter may have been traveling as fast as 70 mph in a 30 mph zone.
When they arrived to the crash scene, police said Carter was holding her son outside of a window.
Both were transported to a nearby hospital.
The baby was not injured and has since been released.
Police said the infant’s car seat was not installed in Carter’s vehicle properly at the time of the crash.
Police recovered a gun on Brick Church Pike where it is believed Carter tossed it.
Carter, 29, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, child endangerment, evading arrest, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license.
She is being held in lieu of $107,500 bond.
She has previous convictions for theft and drug possession, police said.
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