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updated 7/14/2011 10:58:02 AM ET 2011-07-14T14:58:02

A mother holding her 20-month-old baby jumped out of her moving car on Thursday night while it was being driven by a carjacker trying to elude police in west Baltimore.

The 24-year-old mother was later treated and released from a local hospital for a cut on her head, Maryland State Police said. The baby was not hurt.

The suspect, named by police as 22-year-old Terron Alvin White of Baltimore, led police on a high-speed chase that at times reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour before police pulled him over and took him into custody.

White was arrested and charged with fleeing and eluding police, hit and run, and negligent driving.

Attack at gas station
The incident began when the suspect forcibly entered the woman's black 1995 Lexus at a gas station in Baltimore about 10 p.m. Wednesday, and drove away with the woman and baby inside, witnesses told police.

The suspect reportedly struck at least one vehicle while fleeing the gas station.

The car later sideswiped a state police cruiser on Interstate 95, triggering a police chase onto Interstate 495.

The mother and child leapt from the vehicle while it was traveling between 10 and 20 miles per hour.

The car was eventually pulled over one-tenth of a mile beyond the spot where the passengers had jumped into the highway's third lane.

The state trooper was treated for non-threatening injures, police said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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