Mother Drives With Toddler On Lap
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(BEAVERTON, ONT) – A 33-year-old Beaverton mother is facing charges after she drove her vehicle on the highway with her three-year-old daughter on her lap allowing her to steer the vehicle.

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On Thursday, May 31, 2018, investigators from North Division were advised that several videos were posted on social media sites showing a female driving on different occasions on a highway at a high rate of speed with her three-year-old daughter in her lap steering the vehicle.

The suspect filmed the event on her cellphone and neither of them had any seatbelts or safety restraints. Police were able to identify the suspect. She was arrested and faces numerous charges. CAS is aware of the incident.

A 33-year-old female from Beaverton was charged with: Parent not Providing Necessities of Life x2; Careless Driving x2; Driver Fail to Wear Seatbelt x2; Drive While Child Passenger not Properly Secured x2 and Drive – Handheld Communications Device. She was released on a Promise to Appear.

The identity of the suspect is being withheld to protect the identity of the child.

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Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Cst. Finley from North Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2017.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

Source: Durham Regional Police Media Release

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