Drunk women made boy drive home – When calls come in about a reckless driver I am sure most police think they’ll find a drunk behind the wheel. But drunk passengers and a sober driver are not the normal outcome, of course this was not the normal case as that sober driver also happened to be 10 years old!
Louisiana police responded to a call of a car driving recklessly on Interstate 10. When pulled over the 10 year old boy was driving the car and the boy’s grandmother, another woman and a 15 year old were all passengers.
The officers were told by the ladies that the boy was made to drive because they were drunk!
Of course they have been arrested. An article on Mix 96 said:
Brenda Byrd, 54, and Sheila Joiner, 48, were arrested for “contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a motor vehicle”.
The young driver and a 15-year-old passenger were later released to family members
I guess in their minds they were doing something better than driving home drunk but seriously this was a terrible decision and we have to be glad no one was hurt!
What do you think? How serious should they be punished?