Mom charged for letting child drive car

A mother in Durham Region has a lot of explaining to do.

The 33 year old was arrested after police in Beaverton received a tip of some videos posted to social media showing a woman, with her three year old daughter on her lap, driving on the highway with the child steering the vehicle.

Police say the woman taped the joyrides on her cellphone.

Neither the mother nor the child were wearing a seatbelt.

The mother faces a total of nine charges including two counts of failing to provide the necessaries of life.

The Children's Aid Society has also been notified.