A young mother has allegedly been arrested after being pictured towing her children in a toy wagon behind her car on a busy road while signing other vehicles to go past and overtake her.
Alana Nicole Donahue, 27-year-old, is now reportedly at risk of losing custody of the kids following this horrific stunt back in Oregon.
Authorities were shocked when they were sent photographic evidence of the woman’s white Ford Taurus dragging the kids around a roundabout on Wednesday evening.
The young mom-of-two from the town of Springfield is being accused of endangering the kids, who were identified to be aged three and five.
Police officers arrested Donahue less than an hour after being shown the different photos taken by concerned motorists.
Lt. Scott McKee said that the 27-year-old claimed that she “didn’t understand what the problem was because she was only driving five mph and she just wanted to show the kids a good time”.
Donahue, who was reportedly not intoxicated, is said to have waved to other vehicles to go around her as she drove in circles around the roundabout causing traffic to back up.
One driver even reported that he nearly hit the wagon full of kids, according to a police report.
There are also claims that some drivers parked up to appeal with the mother to stop.
She eventually stopped and placed the wagon inside the Taurus and is said to have told one driver to “be an adult about it,” according to the police report.
Donahue is now facing two counts of reckless endangering, and the two children are reportedly in the care of another unnamed person.
Source: Metro UK