Mom accused of taking shots, firing off gun with kids in the car

A New Mexico mom is accused of taking shots before getting behind the wheel and firing off shots with her kids in the car, officials said.

Davona Chavez, 21, told police that she drank three shots of Hennessy before packing her kids into the backseat Thursday to drive to their father’s house, news station KOB-TV reported.

The mom claimed she was upset that the father had accused her of damaging his girlfriend’s vehicle.

While en route, she became so angry that she stopped in the middle of the road in Albuquerque to fire her gun into the air, police said.

A Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy heard the gunshot and tracked down Chavez before she reached the man’s home.

She was arrested on charges for shooting from a vehicle as well as abandonment or abuse of a child, according to court records. She is being held without bond.

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