Iowa woman arrested for allegedly letting 12-year-old drive with 3 other children in vehicle

Authorities say a woman has been charged for allegedly letting a 12-year-old child drive her and her family from Nichols to Iowa City. Twenty-one-year-old Melissa Garcia was charged with three counts of child endangerment and operating a vehicle with no consent. She was in custody Sunday at the Johnson County Jail on a $10,000 cash only bond. Garcia was arrested Saturday night in Iowa City.

Police said investigating officers found that Garcia had allegedly let the 12-year-old drive the car with three other children in the vehicle, which had been weaving all over the road.

It was immediately unclear if Garcia had an attorney. A phone listing for Garcia could not be located on Sunday.

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Information from: KCRG-TV, http://www.kcrg.com