Mom in New Mexico Car Chase Calls Cop 'Terrifying Individual'


When backup arrives, the woman and her family are locked inside. The officer takes his baton and starts to hit a window of the van in his efforts to get the family out of the car.

At that point the woman starts to drive away, and another officer who came on the scene fires three shots at the back of the minivan.

The woman leads the officers on a 10-minute chase before stopping in front of a hotel and turning herself in. Both the woman and her 14-year-old son were arrested.

Ferrell was charged with five counts of abuse of a child, aggravated fleeing an officer, resisting an officer, reckless driving and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Taos News. Her son was charged with battery of an officer.

Ferrell will be tried in April.

The officers' actions are being investigated but they have not been charged.

The Taos News reported that New Mexico State Police said they allegedly found two marijuana pipes in the minivan.

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