13-Year-Old Stopped Driving Drunk Dad Home, Cops Say - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

13-Year-Old Stopped Driving Drunk Dad Home, Cops Say

SEATTLEPI.COM - A 40-year-old SeaTac man was jailed on suspicion of reckless endangerment Sunday after State Patrol troopers stopped his silver Lincoln on South 166th Street in SeaTac.

Behind the wheel was the man's 13-year-old son. According to the State Patrol, dad was drunk, so son was driving.

Having stopped the car at 12 p.m., the trooper observed the vehicle had a broken windshield and the driver was very young looking, according to a press statement. As the car traveled the driver was "violently stomping the brakes."

"The trooper contacted the vehicle and it quickly became apparent that the passenger, a 40-year-old SeaTac man, was the intoxicated father of the 13-year-old driver," Trooper Julie Startup said in a statement.

The boy's father was booked into King County Jail on suspicion of reckless endangerment and allowing an unauthorized person to drive.

The boy was released to his mother's custody and is not expected to face charges.

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