Odessa Mother Leads Law Enforcement On High Speed Chase 3/5/13
CBS 7 News Reporter
March 5, 2013
ODESSA, TX – An Odessa woman leads law enforcement officials in a high speed chase reaching speeds of up to 85 mph.
The driver was a mother and it was her own children in the back seat.
Odessa law enforcement officials were tailing Bianca Pineda and the chase ended in front of her family's home
According to the Department of Public Safety, 35-year-old Bianca Pineda is in the custody of the Ector County Sheriff’s Department.
DPS troopers lined the street on the 1100 block of 44th Street in Odessa. The house was the final stop in a pursuit that lead Ector County D.A. investigators, deputies and DPS troopers through Odessa.
"They was [sic] chasing my sister, like 30 laws [sic].Then she stopped right here," said the sister of Pineda.
DPS says the district attorney's office was in the process of pulling Pineda over for outstanding warrants, when she fled in her vehicle with her children in the SUV.
Her sister says that once Bianca stopped in front of the house, the chase didn’t ended there.
"They all stopped, so she burnt off again. She went around the block. Then she just stopped," she said.
Bianca Pineda’s sister says officials then busted out the driver's window and took Bianca into custody. It’s a chase she says did not need to happen.
"It was stupid. They didn’t have to do all that for just a car… they could of put spikes under it but they wanted a chase," said the sister.
DPS says that no one was injured during the chase and they took all possible measures to ensure public safety.
According to District Attorney Bobby Bland, Bianca Pineda will be charged with child endangerment and evading arrest.
Bland says she also has 4 counts of felony warrants out of Ector County and 5 out of Midland County.
Despite the charges against her, Pineda’s family members believe that she will be out of jail soon.