Farmington woman defends husband after arrest for driving erratically with kids in car

"There was no high speed, there was no erratic driving," Hope Tracy said. (WGME)

FARMINGTON (WGME) – A Farmington woman is defending her husband, after he was arrested for allegedly driving erratically with kids in the car.

Just after 9 Wednesday night, a Franklin County deputy responded to reports of a person driving erratically on Route 4,

The man behind the wheel was 24-year-old Christopher Tracy, who has a suspended license. In the car, his two kids and his wife, Hope.

"There was no high speed, there was no erratic driving," Hope Tracy said.

The sheriff's office says when the deputy turned on his lights, Tracy kept driving and pulled into his driveway so quickly a tire came off the rim. Hope says that isn’t the case.

With conflicting stories from Hope Tracy and police, we went to check for ourselves. The back passenger side tire was completely separated from its rim.

Because Tracy's license is suspended, they towed the car.

The sheriff's office says after pulling into his driveway, Christopher Tracy ran into the woods, something his wife didn’t want to comment on. Deputies brought K-9 units to search for him and he was eventually arrested.

"He wasn't endangering my children, our children, at all,” Hope Tracy said. “He was pulling into our drive way to come home."

Christopher Tracy is charged with operating after suspension, endangering the welfare of a child, failing to stop for an officer and driving to endanger.

Hope Tracy tells us her husband was being held on $410 cash bail, but she does say she expects to have him out at some point Thursday.

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