Monday, July 19, 2010

Drunk dad arrested for letting 11-year-old son drive car (Reno, Nevada)

Dad CARL RICHARD BUCHANAN has been arrested on child endangerment charges after he had his 11-year-old son drive his car. Daddy was polluted, see, and apparently didn't want a DUI/DWI.

INVISIBLE MOTHER ALERT: And where was the 11-year-old boy's mom?

Reno police: Intoxicated man arrested after letting son, 11, drive car
Jaclyn O'Malley • Reno Gazette-Journal • July 19, 2010

A Reno police officer Saturday afternoon noticed that someone small had been driving past him on Kietzke Lane.

When the vehicle made an extra wide turn and then nearly crashed on Grove Street, the officer pulled him over.

The driver, he discovered, was an 11-year-old boy whose intoxicated father was riding inside.

No injuries were reported.

As social workers took custody of the boy, his father, Carl Richard Buchanan was booked into the Washoe County Jail on suspicion of child endangerment. He remained there Monday in lieu of $3,500 bail.

It was unknown how long the boy had been driving before the officer stopped him just before 1 p.m., Sat.