Man, if you thought people talking on their cell phone while driving were bad, you should probably stay off the road when you come across this mother driving her kids to work. Complete Common Sense FAIL.
Dayton Mother Caught Breast Feeding and Driving
Friday, February 27, 2009 – updated: 12:15 am EST March 1, 2009
KETTERING, Ohio -- A Dayton mother is facing charges for breast feeding her daughter while driving her other children to school. Genine Compton was pulled over by Kettering police Thursday at Far Hills and Dorothy Lane while taking her other children to school. Police say Comptom could have injured her child and others because she was breast feeding and talking on the cell phone while driving the vehicle. Compton was issued citations for child endangering and violating the child restraint law. Compton told News Center 7 Friday, "If my child's hungry, I'm going to feed it." Police say it is against the law to drive with a child in your lap. Children under 4 or 40 pounds must be properly restrained in a child safety seat. In this case, officers said Compton had the child in the lap with the baby's head up against the steering wheel. They say there is not only the risk of a crash, but deployment of the airbag. Compton said she will take the advice of the officers into consideration, but she may breast feed her baby while driving in the future if she feels that is is necessary. :wtf She could face up to 180 days in jail and fines for the child endangering citation.