TAOS, N.M. — A Tennessee mother has given new meaning to an educational roadtrip after she led police on a high-speed chase with her five kids inside her vehicle.
New Mexico State Police initially pulled over Oriana Ferrell for speeding. On police dash cam you can hear the officer tell her she was traveling 71 in a 55 mile per hour zone. When the officer walked back to his vehicle, Ferrell pulled away.
But she didn’t travel far. The officer followed suit and she quickly pulled over again. The two argued when the officer ordered her out of the vehicle. Her 14-year-old son is seen getting out of the van and appeared to want to walk around the car but stopped after he saw another officer off camera.
The woman eventually got out and walked to the rear of the van with the officer. When he told her to turn around and face her vehicle, she rushed back to the van, attempting to get back inside. That’s when her son got out and engaged the officer. After a short tussle, the woman and the boy managed to make it back to the van where they locked the doors.
By then more officers arrived and one broke the passenger side window with his baton, but that’s when Ferrell sped off, this time leading police on a four-mile high-speed chase through Taos, New Mexico, sometimes veering into oncoming traffic.
She later pulled over at a hotel where she and her 14-year-old son were arrested.
In the course of conversation, Oriana told police she was just trying to take her kids on an educational roadtrip through New Mexico.