Mom arrested after allegedly driving with daughters sitting in inflatable pool attached to the roof of her car

·News Reporter

A mother has taken car-pooling to a whole new level after she was caught driving her kids on the roof of her SUV, police say.

Stunned officers in Dixon, Ill. were tipped off on Tuesday afternoon about the vehicle, which had a large inflatable pool placed on its roof.

When officers from Dixon Police Department were dispatched, they allegedly found the white Audi with two young girls sitting in the blow-up pool.

Illinois police arrested a mom after she was allegedly driving with her daughters in an inflatable pool strapped to the roof of her car. (Photo: Dixon Police Department)
Illinois police arrested a mom after she was allegedly driving with her daughters in an inflatable pool strapped to the roof of her car. (Photo: Dixon Police Department)

Pulling the vehicle over, they were told by the 49-year-old driver, Jennifer Yeager, that her two daughters were in the pool to keep it from blowing away, police said.

The mother was arrested and charged with two counts of endangering the life of a child and two counts of reckless conduct.

Jennifer Yeager faces several charges, including two counts of endangering the life of a child. (Photo: Dixon Police Department)
Jennifer Yeager faces several charges, including two counts of endangering the life of a child. (Photo: Dixon Police Department)

She was also charged with failing to secure passengers aged 8 and under the age of 16.


Some Facebook commenters claimed to have seen Yeager’s vehicle in action. And while many criticized her for putting her children in danger, some saw the outing as “fun.”

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