Cops: Daughter, 13, Drives Drunk Parents From Bar

Very badly
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2015 7:17 PM CDT
Cops: Daughter, 13, Drives Drunk Parents From Bar

Two parents in Austin, Texas, exercised great judgment in realizing that neither one of them was sober enough to drive home. But then the great judgment fell off a cliff, say police. The couple, out drinking Saturday night with their two kids in tow, gave the keys to the family truck to their 13-year-old daughter, reports KXAN-TV. She started driving them and a younger sibling home, and police soon started getting calls about an erratic driver. They finally pulled her over on I-35 going 30mph under the speed limit of 70. She might have hit a guard rail.

She told police that “she observed her father and mother were too intoxicated to drive as they were leaving the bar, and she suggested she should drive home because she felt it would be safer for her to drive." Mom and dad agreed, thinking it was both "smart" and a "little adventure." They face felony counts of child endangerment. (More weird crimes stories.)

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