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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say a woman jumped from a moving vehicle in a desperate attempt to escape from police custody.
According to an arrest report, 22-year-old Kenisha Woods was driving a 1998 Pontiac Grand Am on St. Anthony Church Road, near St. Anthony Gardens Drive, shortly after 5:30 Tuesday afternoon.
A school bus was unloading children in the roadway at the time.
Police say Woods came around a corner "at a high rate of speed" and had to slam on her brakes in order to avoid hitting the children, who had to "hurry across the street."
According to an arrest report, Woods did not have insurance on her vehicle, or proof of registration. She was also allegedly in possession of salvia -- a hallucinogenic drug.
Woods was arrested in the scene and placed into the back of a police car with "double-locked" handcuffs, according to police. Police say they also put her seatbelt on.
While inside the car, Woods allegedly told police she was hot, so officers cracked the window for her.
That's when she allegedly slipped out of the handcuffs, took her seatbelt off, reached out the window to open the door and jumped out of the car while it was moving.
Police say she ran through several yards before officers caught up with her near Doss High School.
She was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment, failure to maintain required insurance, no proof of registration, passing an unloading school bus, escape, resisting arrest, fleeing or evading police, disorderly conduct, reckless driving, possession of salvia, failure to notify the Department of Transportation of a change in address and license to be in possession.