Police: Woman Was Driving With Kids Inside Inflatable Pool That Was On The Roof Of Her SUV

DIXON, I.L. — The Dixon Police Department says they arrested a woman for driving around with her children inside an inflatable pool that was on top of her SUV.

Jennifer Yeager, 49, of Dixon, Illinois was arrested on July 9th just after 3pm.  Police say they received a complaint from a concerned citizen about a woman driving on the Peoria Avenue Bridge with children inside a pool that was on the roof of her SUV.

Officers say they responded to the area and saw a white Audi Q5 driving westbound of IL Route 2 with a blue inflatable pool on the roof that had two children inside of the pool.

Officers say they conducted a traffic stop on River Lane.  Yeager told officers she drove into town to inflate the pool at a friends’ house and had her two daughters ride inside the empty pool to hold it down on their drive home.

Yeager was arrested and charged with 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 eight and under the age of 16.

Yeager was transported to the Dixon Police Department where she was processed and released after posting bail.