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Children's rooftop ride in inflatable pool ends in mom's arrest

Posted at 11:47 AM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 11:52:41-04

An Illinois mother is facing charges after allowing her two young daughters to ride on top of her SUV in an inflatable swimming pool.

Dixon police say they received a call Tuesday from a concerned citizen about an Audi Q5 with kids inside of a pool while the pool was on top of the SUV.

Police quickly located the vehicle and arrested driver Jennifer Yeager.

Investigators say Yeager drove into town to inflate the pool at a friend's house and had her two daughters ride inside of the empty pool to hold it down on the drive home.

Police said Yeager was arrested for two counts of endangering the health or life of a child and two counts of reckless conduct and cited for failure to secure a passenger of the age of 8 and under the age of 16.

The WPTV web team contributed to this report.

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