Skip to comments.Mother arrested for reckless driving while 13 kids in car
Posted on 09/22/2010 6:33:02 AM PDT by Sybeck1
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Mid-South mother is charged with reckless driving while having 13 children in the back of her Ford Explorer, but she says she did nothing wrong the night she and her children were arrested.
Police responding to a fight at Crystal Palace say they saw Treshundra Barnes, 25, driving at a high rate of speed while serving back and forth. They say none of the 13 children in the car were wearing seat belts.
Officers say Barnes nearly hit several children.
"That never happened at all," Barnes said. "The only thing I was doing was hitting the brakes. Speeding I wasn't doing, but I was constantly hitting my brakes, turning around, trying to calm my kids down."
While the car was moving, police say several kids were hanging out the windows, screaming, and waving their hands at officers.
"They was loud and making a lot of noise, yes, they was distracting me, but I slowed down," Barnes said. "Trying to calm them down and get their attention but before I gathered everybody together and calmed them down, he had already pulled me over."
Barnes won't be driving for awhile after another incident over the weekend.
An Action News 5 reporter and photographer were at her house Sunday, covering a shooting.
She says a man with a gun carjacked her during a the incident, and her Ford Explorer is now being held as evidence.
This is Barnes' first reckless driving charge. She is also facing fourteen counts of violating the seat belt law, and she's charged with not having a driver's license.
13? Whaaaa???......? #_#
Perhaps her husband - the father of all those 13 children - should handle the situation.
In other words, she wasn't wearing one herself either!
Treshundra? What sort of name is that?
How do 13 kids wear selt belts in one SUV?
I'm going to take a wild stab and guess that she was not named after this former Yankee great:
Is that her name or did somebody sneeze?
I didn’t know u could fit 13 kids in the back of a ford explorer!!
Doing the Whiskey Tango with this sentence too:
“Officers say Barnes nearly hit several children.”
I’m guessing she threatened to smack 5-6 of the children if they didn’t sit down and shut up.
(Remember - this is TV journalism in a small market. I’ve seen high school dropouts that can write better than most of these goobers.)
She is pretty good. If I were driving around with 13 ankle biters in one car, I might have been arrested for drunk driving.
..."police say several kids were hanging out the windows...." I guess they had to.
“Treshundra? What sort of name is that?”
Sounds like a bacteria to me.
Not to mention a TEA Party leader in her community.
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