This video shows exactly how you should NOT respond to a traffic stop. This mother was pulled over for speeding and she ended up putting her entire family in danger. Watch VIDEO below.
According to KRQE, a family from Tennessee was driving through New Mexico on an educational vacation when Oriana Ferrell was pulled over for driving 71mph in a 55 mph zone.
When the officer turned back to his car to presumably write a speeding ticket, the woman decides it’s a good idea to drive off. When the officer pulls the van over again he asks for the woman to step out of the vehicle. When she refuses to get out of the van the 14-year-old son exits the vehicle, but then got right back in the van when the officer pulled out a Taser.
The woman finally agrees to get out of the vehicle, but when the officer told her to turn around and face the vehicle she tried to make a run for it again. The officer tries to grab her and the 14-year-old son once again exited the van and rushed after the officer to attack him and defend his mother.
When backup finally showed up the mother and son managed to get back into the van and that’s when things went a little more out of control.
The video shows one of the officers who just showed up on the scene shooting his firearm at the van after an officer started beating on the window of the van to try to open the door.
Some news outlets have been critical of the officer who fired shots at this van full of the mother’s children. But it appears the officer was firing at the van’s tires in order to stop the vehicle.
After a four minute high speed chase the mother pulled the van over at a hotel and surrendered. Both she and her 14 year old son were arrested and the other kids were safe.
We are not going to use this incident to criticize the officer’s actions, and there are more details still missing from this story. But one takeaway from this video is that you don’t put your family in danger by running from the cops for a simple speeding ticket. While the officers are being investigated, it’s fairly routine protocol to shoot out the tires of a getaway vehicle in order to protect other drivers and officers on the road.
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