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Cops Say He Let a Kid Drive His Car, and That Kid Hit a 4-Year-Old

Jesse Azbill of Iowa has been arrested
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 8, 2019 1:10 PM CDT
This booking photo provided by Black County (Iowa) Sheriff’s Office shows Jesse Azbill.   (Iowa) Sheriff’s Office via AP)

(Newser) – Iowa police say a Waterloo man has been arrested after a 12-year-old driving his car struck a 4-year-old boy on a bicycle, the AP reports. Police say 34-year-old Jesse Azbill had given the 12-year-old boy permission to drive the vehicle, and Azbill was in it when the little boy was struck just before 1pm Tuesday in Waterloo. The boy was taken to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City for treatment, though his name and medical condition have not been released. Jail records say Azbill remained in custody Thursday, charged with child endangerment causing injury and serious injury by vehicle. Police aren't certain of Azbill's relationship with the 12-year-old boy. (Read more child endangerment stories.)

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