Probation for Michigan woman who let son, 9, drive

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GREEN OAK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) A southeastern Michigan woman has received probation for letting her 9-year-old son drive around their neighborhood.

Thirty-three-year-old Leah Jaglowski pleaded guilty Nov. 19 to allowing an unlicensed minor to drive. In exchange, a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor is being dismissed.

Lenawee County District Judge L. Suzanne Geddes on Thursday sentenced Jaglowski on one year's probation, telling her the action was "quite negligent" and more than just bad judgment.

Police say that residents called them to a mobile home park on Nov. 2 in Green Oak Township, about 35 miles northwest of Detroit. Police say they found the 9-year-old at the wheel of a 2002 Mercury Sable with a 5-year-old friend as a passenger.

Officers say the driver told them he was taking out the garbage.

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