A Milford mom has been arrested after allowing her 15-year-old child to drive a sibling to elementary school because she was not feeling well, according to police.
On Thursday, police received a complaint about a juvenile driving a vehicle at Live Oaks School, a school for kindergartners and students in first and second grade.
The school principal tried to talk to speak with the boy after he dropped the sibling off, but he fled in a reckless manner, according to police.
Investigators said they learned that the child’s mother, Nicole Perrelli, 39, claimed she was not feeling well and allowed the teen to drive her car to the school, police said. Durin a court appearance on Friday, she said she was recently in the hospital for pneumonia.
In the state of Connecticut, licenses are not issued to youth under the age of 16. Learner’s permits are required before a license is issued.
Perrelli was charged with risk of injury. She was released on a promise to appear and her case was continued for three weeks while she hires a lawyer.
The 15-year-old was charged with risk of injury, reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle without a license and was released on juvenile summons
Police notified the state Department of Children and Families.