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Charges Against Treffly Coyne Dropped

Have You Ever Left Your Kids in the Car?

Update: The charges have been dropped.

Carting kids to and from your vehicle is part of being a parent. But, sometimes it hardly seems worth the hassle when you are stepping just feet from the car when dropping a letter in a mailbox or running an errand in full view.

A Chicago mother of three is now paying the price for leaving her sleeping tot in a locked and alarmed car while walking less than ten yards away for a few minutes.

According to an MSNBC article:

But that was long and far enough to land her in court after a police officer spotted her sleeping 2-year-old daughter alone in the vehicle; Coyne had taken her two older daughters to pour $8.29 in coins into a Salvation Army kettle.

To see the charges she faces,

. Treffly Coyne, 36 was arrested when she returned and has been charged with child endangerment. Today, she goes on trial and if convicted, faces one year in jail and a $2,500 fine. Child welfare workers found no evidence of abuse or neglect.

What is your opinion on this case? Have you ever left your children in the car?


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