Linn County, Iowa– A Cedar Rapids woman who drove her car with her two children inside into the Cedar River in March is getting probation.
Linn County court records say 35 year old Alicia Cole pleaded guilty to felony counts of child endangerment causing injury. She was sentenced to three years probation and two five year prison terms were suspended. The judge also suspended a $1,500 in fines.
Authorities say firefighters and police were sent to Cedar Rapid’s Mohawk Park around 4:45 P.M. on March 11. They found that boaters already helped Cole and the two children from the sinking car. Court documents say all three were exposed to potential hypothermia and drowning.