NOLA woman arrested after putting 5-year-old alone in rideshare vehicle

Reiona Oliver | Photo Source: St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - A New Orleans woman was arrested in St. Bernard Parish after she sent her 5-year-old alone in a rideshare vehicle, telling the driver to take the child from a home in Chalmette to school in New Orleans, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Reiona Oliver, 27, was booked with child desertion.

On April 23, a rideshare driver brought the child to a Sheriff’s Office substation in Arabi to get help after he said Oliver had called him to the 1000 block of East St. Avide, put the child in his vehicle, and told him she wouldn’t be riding along. The driver said Oliver went back into the home and didn’t return.

Oliver was taken into custody and transported to St. Bernard Parish Prison.

A criminal history check revealed she had two outstanding warrants out of Jefferson Parish for traffic attachments.

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