Child Had to Drive Car Because His Mom Was Extremely Drunk
A Vermont woman has been arrested after she made her underage child drive her car because she was too drunk to drive herself. According to Travelers Today, the boy was about 10-12-years-old – not nearly old enough to drive.
Forty-two-year-old Jessica Mathiau of Brattleboro was arrested Saturday evening and charged with child endangerment.
Namely, the police in Brattleboro, Vermont, saw and approached the vehicle only to find out that a minor was sitting behind the wheel.
“The police have stated that one of their troopers spotted a car that was parked right at the middle of the Sunset Lake Road shortly before 6 p.m. The trooper then approached the vehicle and discovered that the child, who was, of course, without a license to drive, was the one seated on the driver’s seat and Jessica Mathiau drunk was in a drunken stupor on the passenger seat.”
Although the mother was aware that she was unable to drive, her judgment was clearly impaired by the alcohol. In no condition to drive herself, Mathiau shouldn’t have allowed her boy to drive her home.
Luckily, no one was injured and the irresponsible woman is to appear in court at the end of the month.