Mother leads police on chase with children in car

Pearl maldonado // San benito PD

A San Benito woman is facing criminal charges after she led police on a brief chase with her three children in the vehicle.

An officer with the San Benito Police Department said Pearl Maldonado ran a stop sign on the 800 block of Rio Grande, and kept going after the officer said he attempted to pull her over.

Investigators claimed she ignored the officer TMs red and blue lights and continued traveling through a neighborhood, but finally came to a stop on the 1200 block of Ebano.

Maldonado had her three children, ranging in age from three to 16 years, in the car. Authorities charged the 38-year-old mother with evading arrest and two counts of child endangerment.

Child Protective Services (CPS) was contacted about the incident and the children were released to family members.

Her bond was set at $50,000.