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On Oct. 28, Ferrell was pulled over on a state highway south of Taos. According to court documents, she was allegedly driving 71 mph in a 55 mph zone.
When the officer attempted to issue a citation for driving in excess of the speed limit, she allegedly argued with him over the $126 fine and sped off in her Kia Sedona.
She had five children in her minivan, aged 6 to 18, police said.
During Ferrell's arraignment in Taos Magistrate Court last week, her attorney, Alan Maestas, said the New Mexico State Police officers who were involved in the incident are the ones at fault.
"She was flat-out scared that something was going to happen to her children. We ought to talk about the stupidity and recklessness of shooting at a car that has five children in it," Maestas told the court, according to The Taos News.
The officer should be terminated..
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Should he have fired the shots? Maybe not. But did he randomly blast away as the vehicle sped off? No, he didn't.
I also feel like word phrasing of that nature is only designed to create hostility and increased emotional anger in responses.