Taos - A New Mexico State Police dash-cam video released on Friday to KQRE News Channel 13 shows a bizarre incident that occurred on Oct. 28 outside of Taos, NM.

According to a KQRE News report, a State Police officer (whose name has not been released pending an internal investigation) pulled over Oriana Farrell for speeding; she was allegedly going 71 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Inside Farrell's minivan were her five children, ages 6 to 18. The dash-cam's audio and video shows the officer instructed Farrell to turn off her vehicle and wait while the officer returned to his patrol car to write the citation.

That is when Farrell sped away, only to be chased down by the same officer.

The video shows the police officer was highly agitated and insists that Farrell get out of her vehicle. The officer tries to pull the woman from the van while her children are screaming at the officer. She finally steps out and to the back of her van.

The officer asked Farrell to turn around. She turns and then bolts back to the front of the van where the officer grabs her and struggles with her. Farrell's 14 year-old son exits the passenger side and runs around the back of the van, then charges the officer. The officer pulls his Tazer gun. The boy runs around the front and jumps back in the passenger seat while Farrell climbs back in the driver's seat and closes the door.

Backup arrives and the officer that had performed the initial stop is so incensed he begins yelling and smashing a passenger side window with his night stick. Farrell begins to speed away as one of the two backup officers crouches and fires three rounds from his sidearm.

The story doesn't end there though. Farrell then took police on a high speed chase through the streets of Taos eventually stopping at a hotel where she gave herself up. Farrell's 14 year-old son was arrested along with Farrell; the other four children were taken into custody by the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department and placed in the care of a family friend.

Farrell appeared in court on Tues., Nov. 12, where according to the Taos News, for arraignment on a grand jury indictment where she will "face charges of intentional abuse of a child, aggravated fleeing of a law enforcement officer and possession of drug paraphernalia following the Oct. 28 pursuit." Two marijuana pipes were found in the vehicle but no drugs.

The judge ordered Farrell's release on a $10,000 unsecured bond, reported the Taos News. Farrell's attorney said that state officials planned to send Farrell's children to their father, who lives in Atlanta, if Farrell remains in custody.

According to the Boston Herald, the 14 year-old son faces charges of battery on an officer.

The incident has raised a lot of questions. Why would a mother flee from the police on a routine traffic stop putting her children at risk? And how will the law enforcement officers involved justify their use of brute and evenly deadly force when the alleged criminal(s) had no weapons?