updated 5/2/2005 3:12:41 PM ET 2005-05-02T19:12:41

A Vermont woman won’t face criminal charges for leading police on a high-speed chase, because she was rushing her burned baby to the hospital.

  1. Don't miss these Health stories
    1. Splash News
      More women opting for preventive mastectomy - but should they be?

      Rates of women who are opting for preventive mastectomies, such as Angeline Jolie, have increased by an estimated 50 percent in recent years, experts say. But many doctors are puzzled because the operation doesn't carry a 100 percent guarantee, it's major surgery -- and women have other options, from a once-a-day pill to careful monitoring.

    2. Larry Page's damaged vocal cords: Treatment comes with trade-offs
    3. Report questioning salt guidelines riles heart experts
    4. CDC: 2012 was deadliest year for West Nile in US
    5. What stresses moms most? Themselves, survey says

She will get a traffic ticket, though.

Vermont State Police say the woman has been issued a civil ticket for failing to obey a police officer.

A trooper attempted to pull her over but she ignored his lights and sirens. Eventually, the trooper escorted her to the hospital.

Police received reports she was traveling as fast as 90 to 100 miles-per-hour.

Her nine-month-old son was burned by steam from a fallen iron. He suffered second-degree burns to his hand and foot.

© 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Discuss:

Discussion comments

,

Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments