In an Instagram story posted late Tuesday morning, Duggar clarified that the charge stemmed from an incident while she was babysitting earlier this year, when a child in her care wandered outside alone and a neighbor called the cops. Duggar claims authorities understood it was an accident and the child wasn’t hurt. She was given a written citation and was “certainly never arrested,” she said.
“They recognized it was a case of a child slipping out of the house when you turn your back for a moment. It all happened so quickly and was scary,” she wrote. “In the end I was just upset at myself that it had happened at all, but so thankful it all ended safely and that’s truly what mattered the most to me.”