Vermont mom pleads guilty to allowing 5-year-old son to ride on car roof with her

A Vermont woman has pleaded guilty to riding with her 5-year-old son on the roof of a station wagon traveling at least 50 mph.

The Caledonian Record reports ( Lindsey Perkins of Newport pleaded guilty Tuesday in Orleans Superior Court, avoiding trial on charges of providing false information to a police officer and cruelty. A charge of reckless endangerment was dropped.

Police say the vehicle operated by 20-year-old Nicholas Nobaris was traveling at speeds of 50 to 55 mph on Route 14 in Coventry last month.

Authorities say a concerned citizen came to police with pictures of Perkins and the child riding on the roof.

Perkins was sentenced to one to three years in jail, all suspended except four days.

Nobaris pleaded not guilty to reckless or grossly negligent operation and reckless endangerment.


Information from: The Caledonian-Record,