A Conyers mother of two was tasered in front of her children and arrested at the Conyers July Fourth festival for obstructing an officer when she refused to move her vehicle.
Around 10 p.m., while the fireworks were still going on, Elvia Gutierrez, 33, was driving a Chevy Silverado truck in the turn lane on Centennial Olympic Parkway heading west with her two children inside.
A resident who witnessed the incident said many cars were stopped by the side of the road at the time watching the fireworks and that Gutierrez's truck was blocked from moving by two other vehicles.
According to the arrest report, a Conyers Police Department officer asked her several times to move her truck, and she reportedly responded that she was not going to move.
"I am not going to move and you can't make me," she replied, according to the police report.
She was warned that she could be arrested, her vehicle would be impounded and Children's Services contacted if she did not comply. She was then asked to get out of the vehicle and she refused and was taken out.
"Gutierrez continued to resist and was subsequently tased," wrote Officer J. Archer in the report.
The witness said Gutierrez continued screaming as she was being placed in handcuffs, and officers then used the Taser on her. The door to the truck was reportedly open, and the witness said she could hear the children crying inside.
Gutierrez reportedly did not answer questions after that and was examined by emergency medical personnel and cleared. She was reportedly taken to the Rockdale County Jail. A relative came to pick up the children.
She was charged with obstruction of officer, stopping vehicle prohibited, failure to provide license, and expired tag.