A Wisconsin mom and her boyfriend are facing felony charges for allowing her nine-year-old daughter drive them home, it is claimed.
Jason Roth and Amanda Eggert are accused of child neglect and second degree recklesly endangering safety after it emerged the girl was at the wheel. The nine-year-old allegedly drove the truck for miles, dodging oncoming traffic.
The girl’s erratic driving prompted 911 calls to which the police responded. Police say an 11-month-old baby was strapped into the car seat of the pickup truck.
Fox29 reports that Deputy Jeff Hahn told the court: ‘As the nine-year-old exited the truck, it was still running and in drive when Mr Roth was sitting in the truck by himself.
‘He turned the ignition off and the truck began rolling backwards down the hill towards the river. I jumped into the truck to hit the brakes and put the truck in park.’
Both adults looked very drunk, with one of Roth’s preliminary breath tests coming back more than three times the legal limit to drive.
The pair are in jail awaiting trial, having denied the charges.
Credits: MetroUK, Fox29