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CCSO: Fleeing mom crashes car with child in back seat

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Updated: 5/28/2013 12:33 pm
ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- A 2-year-old girl is fortunate to be alive after authorities say her mom fled from deputies and crashed.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says Tiffany Rowland, 20, stole her parents Mercedes and led deputies on a pursuit through Orange Park.  She was driving recklessly and at one point, according to deputies, rammed a patrol car and nearly hit another one head-on.

Her daughter was buckled up in a child seat in the back seat of the car during the entire incident.  The pursuit came to an end when Rowland crashed into a chain link fence at the Ridgecrest Water Treatment Plant.

The car became impaled on a metal pipe from the fence.  The pipe, according to a deputy at the scene, missed the child by less than one foot.

The little girl is OK.  She's now with Rowland's sister.

Deputies determined Rowland was not impaired at the time.

She's facing charges of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, aggravated child abuse, grand theft auto, resisting an officer without violence, aggravated fleeing and eluding, driving with a suspended or revoked license and reckless driving.
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RowlabRIP - 6/2/2013 10:44 PM
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I'm glad her grandfather is no longer with us to witness this. He was a good kind man whose business(Rowlab)really saved my bacon back in school.

Lazorus74 - 5/29/2013 5:47 PM
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To Tchloe- i have been knowing tiff for 6 months and once again im only going by what i know and what i was told from her...

tchloe - 5/29/2013 11:56 AM
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Lazorus74- You knew her for 2 months and got her pregnant immediately and then you didn't want Tiffany or the baby. You have no idea who she is or who we are, so you have no room to judge us. We have loved her little girl since she was born, I personally have taken care of her for almost a year so don't try to make us look like we don't take care of her or accept her because she is mixed.. She can tell people she's saved but I believe actions speak louder than words. Tiffany had a great childhood despite what she tells everybody to make people feel bad for her.. She was at my house Thursday we tried to talk to her and get her help because she is constantly putting her sisters and daughter at risk when she acts like this. She refused to get help... But for the record we are not racist and love our niece unconditionally.

FlSunRise87 - 5/29/2013 11:22 AM
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Lazorus, Tiffany is a MONSTER! A perfect Alester Crowley horror story to be exact, when the police officer told her she almost killed her child she said (and i quote) "it's ok, I'm pregnant with another one". She doesn't care less about her first born and her family has done nothing but help and accept her and her choices, she needs serious help!!!

Lazorus74 - 5/29/2013 12:24 AM
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This is my ex she was over my house thursday 2 days before this all happen it makes me very sad becouse I know she is not this bad of a person and something got into her. when she came over thursday she had a bible in her hand just got saved and was trying to turn her life around in fact we were planning a baby she was 4 months pregnant but decided to abort it last month without me knowing I was hurt by that and told her god will punish her for making that choice but never did I ever think she would go off the deep end like this.its krazy we here one moment and can be gone in another.her family was pushing her way to hard and pretty much outcast her from the family for having a mix child from a prev relationship.deep down she is a very caring loving mother and was not a bad person.we all make mistakes in life but some have to suffer more then others.she called me at 4:10am from jail in green cove springs the day she was arrested but I could not except the call.i know with all the charges against her its not looking good I just hope god has mercy on her and I'm truly glad her daughter is ok as I know her very well.but to all the ones commenting on this matter u have no idea what type of family she has and how she grew up.they are very caniving evil and out rite miss treated her and the little girl horrible to the point she broke.when the child was left with the grand parents they would not feed or change her dipers when needed. alot of it had to do with the fact she had black in her and was not all white.i saw this coming alot time ago they didn't even like me for the fact I was not all white.not trying to pull a race card just stating the facts as I know them.this has been a nightmare for me God be with us all including u Tiffany I still and will always love u our unborn child and your daughter Bless Up...

nativejax - 5/28/2013 1:32 PM
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Thank God the little girl is ok. BUT this 20 year old needs to get help, and she should lose custody of that child until she grows up.
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