Mother jailed after trying to ram husband and kids off the road

, Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted: Sun, July 20 2014 at 6:23 PM, Updated: Sun, July 20 2014 at 8:07 PM

Mother jailed after trying to ram husband and kids off the road

Grants Pass, Ore. -- A Washington state woman is in the Josephine County jail after a domestic disturbance became mobile.

Grants Pass officers said it happened around 6:00 Saturday night after Brandy Thomas took her kids to meet their dad at Gilbert Creek Park in Northwest Grants Pass.

After a custody dispute over the three young children police said Brandy became enraged and followed them at high speeds in her vehicle trying to ram them off the road.

"There was pretty significant danger to the public. We got a couple of calls from folks calling in saying they ran them off the road because of how they were driving," Officer John Nicklason said.

Police said the chase ended of Northwest Highland Avenue near Northwest Carol Drive when Brandy hit a power pole causing a power outage to homes in the area for several hours.

No one was injured.

Brandy remains in the Josephine County Jail and faces multiple charges including attempted assault and reckless endangering.

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Kassi Nelson

NBC5 News reporter Kassi Nelson was born and raised in Nebraska. She graduated from the journalism school at University of Nebraska Lincoln where she studied broadcasting.

She also studied philosophy in the Czech Republic. Kassi has visited nine other countries including Sochi, Russia, where she reported on the preparations for the 2014 Olympic Games.

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