OR mother arrested after using auto to tow kids in plastic wagon

Alana Nicole Donahue had her two children tailing her in a plastic wagon on a roundabout in Springfield Oregon when police received calls from concerned motorist

An Oregon mother has been accused of endangering her two kids after she towed them in a little red wagon behind her vehicle.

However, when police arrived, Donahue reportedly did not see what the problem was. The wagon was tied to the vehicle with a strap or similar connector.

An Oregon woman is facing criminal child endangerment charges after witnesses say she tried to show her kids a "good time" in an extremely risky way, police told local media outlets.

The Oregonian reports that Alana Nicole Donahue, 27, is accused of putting her two children, ages three and five, and her 8-year-old nephew in a tiny, red plastic wagon, and attaching it with a rope to the back of her white Ford Taurus. Donahue stopped, took her out, then continued driving around with the other two children, according to KGW.

The children are a boy, 5, and a girl, 3.

Donahue was not intoxicated but the mother was charged with reckless endangerment. The Department of Human Services have places the children in the care of another person according to the police log

One driver reported almost hit the wagon, according to a police report.

Donohue from Springfield, reportedly attached the small plastic wagon to the rear of her vehicle with a tie-down rope to "show the children a good time".

Donahue was arrested and charged with three counts of reckless endangering.

The Department of Human Services placed the two children with another person, police logs show.

According to one witness, Donahue was reaching speeds of 30 miles per hour, and at one point, the wagon tipped so that it was up on two wheels, police told KVAL.

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