Woman arrested after police chase with 3 kids in car

The driver of the white SUV is in custody

Amanda Christine Shelton, Feb. 6, 2016 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)
Amanda Christine Shelton, Feb. 6, 2016 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Three children are OK after being in an SUV with a female driver who was being chased by police.

Portland Police say they received multiple 911 calls regarding a reckless driver in the area of Northeast 70th Ave. and Sandy Blvd. about 12:30 Saturday afternoon.

A witness claims they heard someone inside the SUV say something about a gun. Another witness reported the woman was trying to run people off the road. Another 911 caller saw a young person in the front seat of the SUV crying.

Near North Interstate Ave. and Lombard St. the driver of the SUV rammed a patrol car and sped away. Officers chased the suspect to North Cecelia St. and Portsmouth Ave. where they were able to spin the car into a stop and arrest the driver.

The driver has been identified as 28-year-old Amanda Christine Shelton. The kids are 3, 5 and 11 and are related to the driver, although their exact relationship hasn’t been revealed. The kids are safe and were turned over to family.

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