Another embarrassing moment for New Mexico. We made national news over something that really should have never been an issue. A woman, Oriana Farrell (a mom of five children) was pulled over on October 28, 2013 because she had been speeding. According to the video, Farrell was driving 77 mph in a 55mph zone. Sounds simple, right? Not so much…….
The officer gave her the option to either (a) pay the fine of $126 or (b) see a judge at Taos Magistrate Court. Okay, so that’s a simple option. Being that Farrell was from out of town, it would make sense to make the payment. Yes, it sucks, but you have 30 days to figure it out. Well, she didn’t choose either option, she decided to argue and fight with the officer. When the officer told her time and time again to make a choice, she refused…then drove off!
She had all of her children in the vehicle with her and she DROVE AWAY while the officer was calling dispatch. Eventually she pulls back over, but drives away….again. An officer that just got on scene pulls out his gun to try and shoot out the tires. Not sure if he knew there were kids in the car or not, but he did shoot at the vehicle to try and stop them. I get that.
Eventually the mom and son were arrested.
See the FULL video here:
Who was in the wrong? The police department for shooting at her tires or her for being…well….crazy. I keep seeing it on the national news and everyone says the police were wrong. I don’t think they were. They are human. They felt threatened, obviously and acted on that. They needed to stop her. What would have happened if she would have ran into someone going 100mph with those kids in the car. She was even driving in wrong-way traffic! Seems like she really cares about her kids to put them in that kind of danger.
What do you think after watching the FULL video?