(Taos, New Mexico) A Memphis woman, Orianna Ferrell, and her children were involved in a wild chase in New Mexico after being stopped by police officers.
Ferrell was stopped for speeding and when the officer went back to his car for something, she drove off.
The officer stopped her again and this time things turn violent with five children in the car.
The officer pursues and pulls her over again. Emotions escalate. The police officer can be heard saying: “Get out of the vehicle! Get out of the vehicle right now!”
Ferrell didn’t budge, but her 14-year-old son jumps out. He retreats when the officer pulls out his Taser.
The woman’s 14-year-old son got out of the vehicle and swung at police reportedly to protect his mother.
You can hear the other children in the car screaming in fear.
The officer called for back-up.
Finally, she gets out of the vehicle, and then appears to ignore the officer, and struggles to get back inside.
Out came her son again.
This time he scuffles with the officer.
He runs backs to the car. The family is locked inside. The officer smashes the window with his baton.
As Ferrell drives off again, another officer arrives and fires at least three shots at the van with the five children inside.
After a 10-minute, high-speed chase, Ferrell finally stops. She and her son are arrested.
She finally stopped at a hotel.
Ferrell was arrested and so was her 14-year-old son.
She is charged with child abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia and her son is charged with battery.
The officer actions are also being investigated by state police.
They are still on the job.