Pregnant woman, huffing hairspray, drags New Mexico State Police SergeantUPDATED 6:45 PM HST Aug 14, 2013Video Transcript
DRAMATIC DASH CAM VIDEO OF A PREGNANT WOMAN ... WHO POLICE SAY WAS HUFFING HAIRSPRAY, LEADING POLICE ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE--WITH HER KIDS IN THE CAR. AND AT ONE POINT - POLICE SAY SHE DRAGGED A NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE SERGEANT, AND NEARLY RAN HIM OVER. THAT SERGEANT SPOKE ONLY WITH ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER ANNA VELASQUEZ.. nats of sirens IT WAS A PURSUIT NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE SAY THEY TRIED TO PREVENT. BUT 19 YEAR OLD MERCEDEZ TALAMANTE... REFUSED TO STOP. THEY SAY SHE WAS HUFFING HAIRSPRAY. 4/7:20 it was just extremely disturbing the fact that she would do that while she's five months pregnant with two kids in the car :25 THAT'S WHY AT FIRST, SERGEANT JAMES REMPE AND OTHER OFFICERS KEPT THEIR DISTANCE. THEY HAD A PLAN. 4/1:03 i know that if she stays on US 550 we have stop sticks set up so ultimately that's where i want her to be :10 INSTEAD, SHE PULLED INTO A GAS STATION AND STOPPED. 3/7:30 i looked back, there was an 11 year old boy back there and he appeared to be terrified :34 REMPE REACHED IN TO GRAB THE KEYS, BUT TO HIS SURPRISE THERE WERE NONE. SO HE TRIED TO GET TALAMANTE OUT - AND SHE NEARLY RAN HIM OVER. I need you to hop on out for me ok? no no no! please don't! :6/58 i was in this position :01 BUT HE GOT UP AND THE PURSUIT WAS ON. IT REACHED SPEEDS UP TO 120 MILES PER HOUR, THE STOP STICKS TORE TWO OF HER WHEELS OFF... BUT SHE KEPT GOING FINALLY - REMPE SAYS SHE RAN OUT OF GAS HE ARRESTED HER, AND MADE SURE HER KIDS WERE OKAY. 6/1:28 you know anything i could have done to save those kids, is what we're gonna do :33 IN NE ALBUQUERQUE ANNA VELASQUEZ KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS. TALAMANTE FACES SEVERAL CHARGES INCLUDING CHILD ABUSE, D.W.I, AND BATTERY ON A PEACE OFFICER. WE'RE TOLD THE KIDS ARE WITH RELATIVES, BUT THE CONDITION OF HER UNBORN CHILD, IS NOT KNOWN.