Mom with child in car tasered by police

Mom with child in car tasered by police

Mom with child in car tasered by police

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by Michael Rollins

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Posted on April 16, 2012 at 6:49 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 16 at 11:48 AM

ESTACADA, Ore. -- Police tased a mother and daughter Sunday after they refused to come out of a car following a pursuit that included the use of spike strips to stop them.

The two were taken to Portland Adventist Hospital for mental evaluation, said Sgt. Adam Phillips of the Clackamas County sheriff's office. investigators could not determine the cause of their behavior.

The incident unfolded about 6:35 p.m. when police received reports of a possibly drunk driver of a Honda Accord motoring across the lawn of Estacada city hall, Phillips said.

Police pulled the car over but the driver sped away. A short chase was called off when deputies learned that a 4-year-old child could be in the car.

Police kept a lookout for the car, which was spotted in Carver about ten minutes later. Spike strips were set out at the junction of Highways 224 and 212 in Damascus. The car stopped safely after the driver went over the strips.

The driver and passenger refused to get out of the car, he said. They were hit with tasers. The 4-year-old was in the back seat, unharmed.  Family members came to the scene for the child.

Cheryl Seratt, 51, of Milwaukie, faces accusations of first-degree criminal mischief, reckless endangering and attempt to elude. No accusations were listed for her daughter Tawnya Seratt, 29.

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