The deputy was forced to stop the pursuit, but Cobb alerted area officers.
A Bartow deputy found the car just a short time later while doing a routine speed detection. The vehicle continued down I-75 at speeds in excess of 120 mph, according to the incident report. An Adairsville police officer also joined the pursuit.
Finally, the Georgia State Patrol set up a spike strip near mile marker 315 to stop the car, but the driver turned sharply onto the median to avoid the strip. The car hit a concrete culvert and left the ground, knocking off the rear passenger tire, according to the report.
Police said Kingstro then fled on foot, leaving her mother and two children in the car. She later was apprehended. “The children were unrestrained in the floorboard of the car,” Hunton said.
Ieela Kingstro told police she tried to get her daughter to stop the car.
“She stated she thought she and the children were going to die,” according to the incident report.
Mieesha Kingstro is being held in the Bartow County Jail on felony charges of fleeing and attempting to to elude, driving while under the influence of drugs, two counts of child endangerment, two counts of cruelty to children, two counts of felony shoplifting, reckless driving, and driving with a suspended license.
Cunningham remains at large, authorities said.