Brett Buffington, WIS

SUMTER, S.C. (WIS) - Crossing the center line, running several stop signs and almost crashing twice...all after a Sumter Police officer reported watching 41-year-old Susie Thomas run a red light while on her cell phone.

WIS obtained police dashcam video of the chase and arrest.

The high-speed and dangerous chase last week came to an end with an abrupt stop, and officers with their guns drawn.

That's when police found a crying 4-year-old girl in the back seat of her grandmother's car, where she had been for this entire chase -- not even buckled in.

"Why did you do this?" asked the officer on the video.

"Because I knew that I had warrants," answered Thomas.

Warrants in Sumter, Florence and Saluda counties, and in the cities of Sumter, Hartsville, and Johnsonville, where police say Thomas is accused of forgery and counterfeiting.

"Really Susie, what has I got myself into?" she asked herself on the tape.