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

Updated: 2:17 p.m.

A Springfield woman was arrested Wednesday evening as well as charged with two counts of reckless endangerment after multiple drivers reported a car towing three children — her 2-year-old daughter, 4-year-old son as well as 8-year-old nephew — in a smaller, plastic red wagon going around a busy roundabout multiple times during rush hour.

Police were not initially aware of the third child as well as a third charge will be right now pending.

which story was first reported by The Register-Guard.

Lt. Scott McKee, a spokesperson for Springfield Police Department, said Friday over the phone which Alana Nicole Donahue, 27, admitted to officers which she was towing children behind her white Ford Taurus in a wagon attached having a rope.

Alana Nicole Donahue 

Lt. McKee told The Oregonian/OregonLive which Donahue told police which wasn’t a big deal, which she was “showing the kids a not bad time,” as well as only driving 5 miles per hour.

According to Lt. McKee, witness saw something different.

“I talked to a witness today which said she saw them go by her house in their neighborhood as well as they were going like 30 miles an hour,” Lt. McKee said.

In a press Discharge, police said which a witness reported the youngest child begin to cry after the wagon went up on two wheels during the trip.

“which same witness reported observing Donohue pull over as well as move the toddler via the wagon to the automobile as well as then continue driving with the 4-year-old as well as the 8-year-old still from the wagon,” police said.  

additional witnesses told officials which Donahue was holding up traffic as well as then yelling at motorists, telling them to get out of her way as well as mind their own business.

Lt. McKee said there was “pretty heavy traffic” at the roundabout where Donahue was towing the children

“Given the time of day, which’s right at 5 o’clock, which’s a busy intersection,” Lt. McKee said. “which feeds via three different directions.”

Drivers reportedly became impatient as well as some were unable to see what was causing the delay. One motorist told police they pulled out around a car, almost causing a collision.

“The kids are on a short rope so there’s not a lot margin for error,” Lt. McKee said. “which’s truly lucky which nothing more serious happened”

Officers evaluated Donahue at the scene when she was arrested several hours later. She did not appear to be under the influence of intoxicants.

Officers contacted the Department of Human Services who placed Donahue’s children with another person. Donahue was booked at the Springfield Municipal Jail.

— Lizzy Acker

lacker@oregonian.com, @lizzzyacker

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