Woman Fined For Letting 12-year-old Drive

A Montana woman accused of letting her 12-year-old daughter drive three siblings to day care has been fined nearly $1,000.

Angela Parenteau entered a no contest plea to one count of criminal endangerment Thursday in Municipal Court in Great Falls. Three other criminal endangerment charges were dropped under a plea agreement.

Prosecutors say in March, Parenteau allowed her daughter drive three younger siblings from their house in Vaughn to a day care about 15 miles away in Great Falls. Police say Parenteau claimed she was too sick to drive and on medication.

The state said it agreed to the plea agreement because the 12-year-old girl did not want to testify against her mother.

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Information from: KFBB-TV, http://www.kfbb.com

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