Couple leads police on a high speed chase with their baby in back seat before car burst into flames


Joanie Green and James Brooks 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A couple and a baby are lucky to be alive after their car burst into flames during a police pursuit.

Police in Arkansas, said that they were shocked to find a baby in a car after the father led them on a high-speed chase.

The incident began when an officer tried pulling over the driver for expired plates. Instead of stopping, the man began speeding away.

A police chase ensued. Officers said that they drove about 125 miles per hour and they were unable to keep up with the speeding Ford Taurus.

At some point, the driver lost control of the car and crashed. The car then burst into flames. Officers rushed to the scene, where they arrested the driver and his passenger.

Police were shocked to find the couple’s 4-month-old baby strapped in a car seat in the back seat of the vehicle.

Police arrested 25-year-old James Brooks. His girlfriend, 23-year-old Joanie Green, was taken to a hospital with injuries. She will be arrested once she is released from the hospital.

Authorities said that although the car was totally destroyed, police were able to recover a metal box filled with syringes, meth and spoons used to cook the drug.

Brooks was jailed and his bond was set at $100,000.