Mum arrested for towing children behind her vehicle in toy wagon

Oregon woman arrested for towing kids in a wagon behind her car

Oregon woman arrested for towing kids in a wagon behind her car

A mother is facing charges after police say she towed kids behind her vehicle in a wagon through a roundabout intersection in Springfield.

A MOTHER has been arrested after being pictured towing her children in a toy wagon behind her auto on a busy road while waving at other vehicles to overtake her.

Alana Nicolle Donohue of Springfield, Oregon was charged with three counts of Reckless Endangerment after several witnesses called police to report the she was hauling three children, a 2 year-old girl, her four year-old brother and their 8-year-old cousin behind her 1999 Ford Taurus Station Wagon.

According to Lt. Scott McKee of the Springfield Police Department, Donahue told authorities 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".

In a police document, Lieutenant McKee said: 'Witnesses reported Donohue was indignant when confronted by motorists pleading with her to stop, telling them to "mind your own business". One motorist told police they pulled out around a vehicle, nearly causing a collision.

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The children, ages 3 and 5, were not injured. One driver reported almost hitting the wagon, the police logs show.

She eventually stopped and put the wagon inside the Taurus and allegedly told one driver to "be an adult about it", the logs state.

While police were on their way, the woman started to walk away on Jasper Road with both children before officers caught up to her and made the arrest.

The Department of Human Services placed the children in the care of another family member.

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