Children found riding in pool on roof of vehicle, mother arrested

A mother was found driving her vehicle with her two daughters riding in a pool on the roof. (Photo: Dixon Police Department)

DIXON, Ill. (WTHR) – Police in Dixon, Illinois arrested a mother after her children were found riding in a blow up pool on the roof of a vehicle.

The Dixon Police Department arrested 49-year-old Jennifer Janus Yeager on July 9.

The police department received a complaint from a concerned citizen after spotting the vehicle with children inside of a pool on the roof of the vehicle.

Jennifer A. Janus Yeager, age 49, of Dixon, Illinois. (Photo: Dixon Police Department)

Officers found two juveniles inside of the pool and learned that Yeager drove into town to inflate the pool at a friend's house. Then, Yeager had her two daughters ride inside of the pool to hold it down on the roof during their drive home.

Yeager was arrested on two counts of Endangering the Health or Life of a Child and two counts of Reckless Conduct.

Yeager was also cited for failure to secure a passenger of the age of 8 and under the age of 16.

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