A South Jersey mom is facing several charges after she allegedly drove drunk with her son in a truck with her and then tried to elude police following a hit-and-run accident.

Police in Vineland say the chase unfolded late Friday afternoon after a two-car crash; officers say 43-year-old Tina Orange of Newfield drove away from the accident, but they soon located the vehicle and tried to stop it. A pursuit then continued as Orange allegedly drove recklessly for several blocks before finally stopping. Neither Orange nor her 10-year-old son were injured but the son was described as being very frightened.

Orange was charged with eluding, child endangerment and several motor vehicle citations.


The Associated Press contributed to this story.