March 26, 2009
Sun Prairie, Montana (The Weekly Vice) -- Angela Parenteau, a 32-year-old Montana mother was arrested Wednesday after asking her 12-year-old daughter to drive three younger siblings to day care because she was "on medication".
According to Great Falls police, officers were notified after Parenteau's three young children arrived at an area day care - driven there by Parenteau's 12-year-old daughter.
Investigators say, Parenteau told them she asked her daughter to take the children (aged 1 to 4) because she was sick and on medication.
The trip reportedly entailed a five mile drive from Sun Prairie into Great Falls, where the daycare was located. The incident was discovered when employees saw Parenteau's car pull up with the pre-teen as the driver.
Parenteau was cited with four counts of endangering the welfare of children and one count of allowing an unauthorized minor to operate a motor vehicle.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
Just as a side note, Pareneau magically recovered and drove herself into town when she discovered police were chatting with her daughter about the incident. Not that we were buying the whole "too sick and medicated to drive" story anyway. Too damn LAZY to drive fits much better here we think.
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