OR mother arrested after using vehicle to tow kids in plastic wagon

Mom arrested for using car to tow kids

Oregon mom arrested for towing 3 kids in a red wagon behind her car, cops say

A woman is facing reckless endangerment charges after allegedly towing three children in a wagon behind her vehicle.

According to Oregon Live, since the police were initially unaware of the presence of the third child during the incident, a third charge against Donahue was filed too.

Donahue was booked into Springfield Municipal Jail and charged with two counts of reckless endangerment. The vehicle drove around in circles, and Donahue was waving for vehicles to go around her. Donohue is the mother of the two younger children and the aunt of the 8-year-old.

"That's when the littlest one started to cry", Scott McKee, an officer with the Springfield Police Department, told KVAL.

At least four drivers witnessing the unsafe event called Springfield police.

Lt. Scott McKee, a spokesperson for the Springfield Police Department, told the Register-Guard that Donahue said she "didn't understand what the problem was because she was only driving 5 miles per hour and she just wanted to show the kids a good time".

At least one witness took photos and videos of the incident, the logs state.

"I talked to a witness today that said she saw them go by her house in their neighborhood and they were going like 30 miles an hour", Lt. McKee said.

Eventually, Alana Nicole Donahue stopped her vehicle and put the wagon inside of the Taurus. Authorities caught up with the mother and put her in handcuffs.

"The kids are on a short rope so there's not a lot margin for error". She explained the auto was only going five miles per hour and she just wanted to show the kids a good time.

What are your thoughts on Alana Nicole Donahue showing her "kids a good time" by endangering their lives?

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