Brandi Cottrell was driving 40 mph through narrow streets in an area where there are a lot of kids, according to police.
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Cottrell ultimately rammed a cruiser head-on, according to police, causing major front-end damage.
Police believe she ran because she has a warrant for her arrest on felony child endangerment charges, but Salem told WPXI that there also was a female passenger who had a gun.
"She demanded that the driver keep driving during the pursuit," Salem said. "She didn’t pull it on her; she showed it. I think she was scared of getting caught with it."
Police are also planning to charge that passenger and are still trying to figure out her story. The kids were not injured and are in the custody of Social Services.