Mom in Keego Harbor police chase avoids jail time, ordered to undergo mental health treatment

Shirfa Uzilo convicted of fleeing from police last November with her 2 young children inside


PONTIAC, Mich. – The mom who was captured on police dash cam video leading police on a wild chase with her two young children inside has avoided jail time.

Shirfa Uzilo had pleaded no contest to charges of fleeing and eluding police, child abuse, failure to stop at a scene and assaulting a police officer.

She was sentenced Thursday to pay court costs and participate in mental health treatment.

Keego Harbor police said Uzilov's Dodge Durango reached speeds of 80 miles per hour as she blew through stop signs, weaving in and out of traffic and into oncoming traffic during the November incident.

Uncut video: Mother runs from police in Keego Harbor

Police said when Uzilov finally stopped, she slapped and punched officers who were trying to restrain her.

Her two children, ages 1 and 2, were found in their car seats unharmed in the back seat of Uzilov's SUV.

Police had originally tried to pull Uzilov over because she had been involved in a hit-and-run at Cass Lake Road and Kessler Avenue.