An Oregon woman is facing multiple charges after she allegedly towed her two young children and another child in a plastic toy wagon tied to her vehicle on Wednesday.
Alana Donohue, 27, is charged with three counts of reckless endangering, Springfield police say. She is accused of towing her two-year-daughter, four-year-old son, and eight-year-old nephew around a roundabout.
Authorities say that witnesses reported that a woman towing three kids — and that Donohue drove as fast as 30 miles per hour.
“A witness reported the toddler began crying after the wagon went up on two wheels during the trip,” a news release said. “That same witness reported observing Donohue pull over and move the toddler from the wagon to the car and then continue driving with the 4 year-old and the 8 year-old still in the wagon.”
Donohue was indignant when drivers tried to get her to stop and said they should “mind their own business,” the release said.
Donohue confessed to towing the kids and claimed to have been traveling 5 miles per hour, Springfield police spokesman Lt. Scott McKee told The Oregonian.
“Given the time of day, it’s right at 5 o’clock, it’s a busy intersection,” he said. “It feeds from three different directions.”
Drugs and alcohol were ruled out, police said. Donohue’s children have been placed with someone else, the newspaper added.