ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico couple has been arrested for DWI, and had three kids in the car at the time.
Officers spotted what they thought was a possible drunk driver in Farmington last week.
When they tried to stop the car, they say the driver, 26-year-old Shelton Johnson, refused to stop and then slowed down to about 5 mph.
When officers saw three children in the car, they decided to use a PIT maneuver to stop it.
Witnesses then informed them the passenger, 31-year-old Philleria Phillips, had been driving the vehicle but switched seats minutes before the officers arrived.
Police say she too was drunk.
The children are now in state custody.