- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

TAOS, N.M. (AP) - The trial in New Mexico of a Tennessee woman accused of child abuse and fleeing from a law enforcement officer has been rescheduled for July 13.

A District Court judge in Taos rescheduled the trial after granting a postponement request by Oriana Farrell’s lawyer. The trial had been scheduled to start April 27.

After being stopped for speeding near Taos in October 2013, Farrell allegedly twice fled from New Mexico State Police.

An officer fired shots at the Memphis woman’s van that was carrying five children, but nobody was injured.

The officer says he was aiming at the minivan’s tires and didn’t know there were children in the vehicle. He later resigned from the police force.

Farrell has pleaded not guilty to the charges. They include possession of drug paraphernalia.

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