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Ohio Mother Arrested After Child, 4, Caught Driving with 2-Year-Old Sibling as Passenger: Court Documents

Ohio Mom Arrested After 4-Year-Old Son Caught Driving Car: Police
Source: Hamilton County Jail; Mega

Theresa Smith accused of endangering children after her 4-year-old son was found driving her car.

Feb. 17 2024, Published 10:01 a.m. ET

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A mother in Ohio has been arrested after police say they caught the woman’s 4-year-old child driving a car with a toddler as a passenger.

Around 10 p.m. on Feb. 11, officers responded to a location in Cincinnati for a report of a domestic incident, according to court documents obtained by WXIX-TV.

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Responding officers found a 4-year-old behind the wheel of a Honda Accord with a 2-year-old child also inside the vehicle, officials said.

The 4-year-old was reportedly driving and reversing the vehicle while in a parking space.

Police were eventually able to stop the vehicle and park it, according to authorities.


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On Feb. 12, Cincinnati Police arrested the mother, 23-year-old Theresa Smith, and charged her with two counts of endangering children.

She was booked into the Hamilton County Jail and bond was set at $10,000, officials said.


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