Woman tows children in red wagon behind vehicle, police say

Oregon woman arrested for towing kids in a wagon behind her car

According to the Register-Guard, Alana Nicole Donahue of Springfield, Oregon, was arrested Wednesday evening after witnesses reported seeing her driving a vehicle and towing a plastic red wagon with children in it.

According to Lt. Scott McKee, of the Springfield Police Department, witnesses who saw the incident described it much differently.

KIRO7 reports that Alana Nicole Donahue, 27, was arrested an hour after Springfield police in OR received calls from concerned drivers.

The wagon, drivers told police, had two children in it.

"That same witness reported observing Donohue pull over and move the toddler from the wagon to the vehicle and then continue driving with the 4-year-old and the 8-year-old still in the wagon..."

The Register-Guard reports that Donahue then allegedly entered a traffic roundabout, driving at about five miles per hour.

At least one witness took photos and videos.

The children, ages 3 and 5, were not injured.

Witnesses told police Donohue was irritated when confronted by motorists pleading with her to stop, telling them to mind their own business.

Donahue is charged with two counts of reckless endangering.

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

The Department of Human Services reportedly placed the two children in the care of another unnamed person. He said she was not intoxicated.

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