Daughters rode in inflated pool as mom drove it home atop car, police say
A mother in Dixon, Ill., trying to transport an inflated pool from her friend’s house to her own Tuesday had her two juvenile daughters ride inside the pool as she drove with it atop her SUV, police said.
Jennifer A. Janus Yeager, 49, has been charged with child endangerment and reckless conduct in connection with the alleged incident, Dixon police said in a news release posted on their Facebook page.
According to police, Yeager was spotted Tuesday afternoon driving a white Audi Q5 west on Illinois Highway 2 just west of Palmyra Road with a blue inflatable pool on the roof and two juveniles inside the pool. Officers conducted a traffic stop on River Lane, just south of Highway 2.
During their investigation, police learned that Yeager drove to a friend’s house to inflate the pool and then had her two daughters ride inside of the empty pool to hold it down on their drive home, according to the news release.
In a photo released by police, the pool appears to be larger than the roof of the vehicle.
Along with the endangerment and reckless conduct charges, she was charged with failing to secure young passengers. She was released after posting bond, police said.
Dixon is about 100 miles west of Chicago.