On Oct. 28, a Tennessee woman, Oriana Ferrell of Memphis, on vacation in New Mexico, with her five children gets pulled over by a police for speeding allegedly driving 71 mph in a 55 mph zone.
The officer at the scene attempts to issue a citation for speeding, she allegedly argues with him over the $126 fine and then speeds off in her Kia Sedona with her five children in aged 6 to 18, in the van.
The officer pursues Ferrell for a few minutes before she pulls over to the side of the road. The police officer tries to get Ferrell to exit the vehicle and she resists.
Ferrell’s 14-year-old son then exits the vehicle and confronts the officer. The officer draws his taser and the teen retreats into the vehicle.
A struggle ensues. “Look, I’m going to ask you one more time to get out of the vehicle and then I’m going to pull you out, OK?” the officer can be heard saying on the video. “You are already facing evading charges. You ran away from me.”
Ferrell eventually exits the vehicle, but when the trooper tells her to turn around and face the vehicle, Ferrell says no and tries to get back in the car.
Another struggle ensues between Ferrell and the officer. Ferrell’s son again gets out of the vehicle and rushes the officer.
Ferrell and her son manage to get back into the vehicle. Other police officers arrive on scene. One of the officers rushes to the side of the van and tries to get them to open the vehicle by smashing the passenger windo.
Ferrell takes off again.
Her failure to stop prompts another officer, who has just arrived on scene, to fire three shots at the vehicle’s tires.
A dangerous, high-speed chase ensues.
Ferrell eventually comes to a stop in front of a hotel where both she and her son are arrested.
The mother of five was arrested on suspicion of intentional child abuse, fleeing and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her 14-year-old son was charged with battery of an officer.
After watching the video do you feel the police were just in trying to shoot at the van’s tires?

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