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Endangerment Charge For Mom Who Breastfed While Driving

One Dayton mom brought multitasking to an entirely different level. Genine Compton was issued a ticket after the driver of another vehicle called police to report that Compton was breastfeeding her one-year-old daughter and talking on her cell phone while driving. While the mother of five doesn't deny the charges, she doesn't believe she should have been issued a citation for something the officer didn't see. She faces a child endangerment charge in court next week in addition to the ticket.

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Roarman Roarman 8 years
Her attitude towards it is most disturbing. She knew she was doing something wrong, but still doesn't feel she should get a ticket and then admits she might do it again if necessary. They should pull her license. On another driving issue, I can't stand the people who drive with their dogs on their laps. Twice in the past week I have been stuck behind someone on the highway driving 45 with their damn dog on their lap with its head out of the window.
OhMyDragonflys OhMyDragonflys 8 years
That's disgusting of her. How can you have no regards for your own childs safety?
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I love the fact that she was most upset that the cop ticketed her even though he didn't see her in the act. So it's OK to endanger your kids when the cops aren't watching? Her nonchalant attitude over the whole thing really bums me out :-(
princessya princessya 8 years
That is completely irresponsible! My aunt was breastfeeding her son while driving as well, and ended up getting in a car accident (20+ mph into a wall). Thank goodness everyone came out alive. I cannot tolerate people's ignorance to safety. It's too bad that person didn't also call CPS.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
So besides driving AND yaking on her cell she was ALSO breastfeeding? What the hell was this woman thinking. She could have really hurt that baby (I mean, what if she had to brake really suddenly?). What a stupid woman!
Greggie Greggie 8 years
Not only does she think she didn't deserve it, but she says she'll listen to input but not promise to never breastfeed and drive again. That's lovely. Because putting your unrestrained child between you and an airbag is much preferable to letting them cry for a few minutes while you make a school run. meandtheo, I disagree that a hand-held snack would suffice though. My daughter is a year and I absolutely will not give her snacks in the car because she still doesn't do well with texture. The risk of her choking isn't worth it, but if she got hungry while I was dropping the older ones off at school she can cry for a bit until I can pull over or get home.
vmruby vmruby 8 years
She not only deserves a citation for her carelessness but also the dumba$$ move of the year award... What in the hell was she thinking????
meandtheo meandtheo 8 years
this is reckless and selfish. i understand that it is hard to drive with a screaming baby in the back but that is no excuse to breastfeed a child in a car that YOU are driving! if the child is truly starving she should stop the car and feed her and then put her back in her seat and continue on her way...although at this child's age i think a hand held snack would suffice.
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