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Mom Charged After Driving With Kids Inside Inflatable Pool On Roof

CHICAGO (CBS)-- A Dixon mom was arrested after she was found driving while her kids sat inside an inflatable pool on top of her car.

car pool
Credit: Dixon Police Department

According to the Dixon Police Department, officers were alerted and later observed an Audi Q5 driving west on Illinois Route 2 shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, with a "blue inflatable pool on the roof with two juveniles inside of the pool."

Officers made contact with the driver, 49-year-old Jennifer A. Janus Yeager, who said she had her daughters ride inside of the empty pool to "hold it down on their drive home."

Jennifer A. Janus Yeager, 49
Credit; Dixon Police Department

Police learned Yeager drove into town to inflate the pool at a friends' house.

Yeager was arrested and charged with two counts of Endangering the Health or Life of a Child and two counts of Reckless Conduct. Police said she was also cited for failure to secure a passenger of the age of 8 and under the age of 16.

Yeager was transported to the Dixon Police Department where she was processed and released after posting bond.

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