Police Fire on Van Full of Kids After Traffic Stop Gone Wrong

Oriana Ferrell led police on a high speed chase that ended after the shots were fired

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Dashboard camera video shows a Tennessee woman and her 14-year-old son fighting with police during a traffic stop that turned into a high speed chase in October. The video was released by KRQE on Friday and has since gone viral.

Oriana Ferrell  and her five children, ages 6 to 18, were reportedly going on an educational trip in New Mexico when she was pulled over for  driving 71 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to court documents.  When she was initially pulled over, the 39-year-old sped off.  She was later pulled over again, at which time she and her son can be seen getting physical with the officer.

In a newly released dashboard video, police can be seen firing shots on the van as Ferrell sped off again. Ferrell eventually stopped the car in front of a hotel and was arrested and charged with intentional child abuse, fleeing and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her son was charged with battery of an officer.

The names of the officers involved have not been released, though New Mexico State Police Chief said they will be conducting an internal investigation.

Watch the video below: