The mother of two daughters has been accused of endangering her children by having them sit in an inflatable pool on the roof of her vehicle as she drove.
On Tuesday, just after 3:00 pm, the Dixon Police Department received notification from a person claiming they witnessed two children riding in an air-filled pool on top of a white Audi SUV. The reportedly worried caller gave a general location and said they spotted the automobile as it was going over the Peoria Avenue Bridge.
Officers patrolled the area and not far from the bridge they reported that they came across a white Audi SUV “with a blue inflatable pool on the roof with two juveniles inside of the pool.”
After the auto was pulled over the driver was identified as 49-year-old Jennifer Janus Yeager. The woman allegedly confirmed that she was the mother of the girls in the pool on the roof. She was also reported as disclosing that she had just gotten the pool inflated so she had them sit inside it to weight it down so it wouldn’t blow away on the way home.
The Child Passenger Protection Act of Illinois dictates that kids under 8-years-old need to be placed in “approved child restraint” seats and older children must wear a seat belt.
Yeager, who reportedly has no prior criminal record, was placed under arrest and charged with two counts of reckless conduct, two counts of endangering the health or life of a child, and failure to secure a passenger of the age 8 and under the age of 16. The age of Yeager’s daughters has not been disclosed at this time.
After she was processed Yeager paid her bond and was released from custody.
If you or someone you love is suspected of child endangerment, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.