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Mother let 9-year-old drive; car damaged gravestones

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Police said a woman let her nine-year-old daughter sit in her lap and work the pedals and steering wheel of her car before it went off the road and damaged 10 gravestones around the 3800 block of Kratzville Rd.

Jemie Robertson, the 48-year-old mother, is being charged with criminal mischief and neglect of a dependent in connection with the incident.

Police said the daughter hit the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal, which caused the vehicle to go off-road.

According to police, Robertson’s Indiana driver status is suspended-prior and she did not have proof of insurance.


Colder and quiet rest of the week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid-20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. It will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.