Video shows woman accused of DWI taunt police officers during arrest


It seems one Albuquerque mother hasn’t learned her lesson.

Just a year after Shirlena Charley was arrested for driving drunk with her two kids, she led officers on a chase and when they caught up with her, she had a few words for them.

Last month, the 24-year-old put up quite the fight with Albuquerque police officers.

According to a criminal complaint, it started when an officer spotted a white mini van hit a curb on Central Avenue, near Wisconsin.

The officer said he tried to pull the van over. Instead, the person driving hit the gas and took off.

APD said Charley was the driver that night.  As officers pursued Charley in the van, they said she ran stop signs, red lights, and nearly crashed into several other cars.

Officers caught up with Charley on San Pablo near Roma. On police lapel video, Charley is seen ramming two police units before getting out of the van with her hands up, giving officers the middle finger.

Even after officers got her in cuffs, she wasn’t done talking.

“F*** you dawg. I run this city,” Charley said.

Charley was also in the city last April when officers chased her around town, after drivers reported a possible drunk driver. They were right, and that time, the mother of two had both kids in the car with her.

This time Charley was alone, and when officers asked for her name, she refused.

Then, right before officers were about to take her to jail, Charley decided to try and make amends with them.

“Don’t you want your night to end? Rather than worry about me. Little old me,” she said. “It took several of you to f***ing get me. You guys are so cute.”

Charley pled guilty to last year’s DWI. This time she was charged with aggravated DWI, along with aggravated assault and fleeing from an officer. According to the complaint, officers found an empty miniature bottle of Fireball in the driver’s seat. 

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