The thought of having a child behind the wheel is unthinkable, but this couple let it happen anyway.
Jason Roth and Amanda Eggert were so intoxicated they let their 9-year-old daughter drive them home. To add to how big the damages this idiotic decision could have been, there was an 11-month-old child in the back of the car.
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Police in Wisconsin were alerted by reports of a car driving erratically in the area. Turns out, the couple’s 9-year-old daughter was the one driving and trying to dodge incoming traffic.
The two have denied the allegations since an arrest was made for charges made on child neglect and second-degree recklessly endangering safety. They pleaded not guilty before a judge.
During the arrest, officers have noted that a breathalizer test noted that the couple were intoxicated beyond the legal limit. Fortunately, no one was hurt during the incident.
Deputy Jeff Hahn, who made the arrest, noted the discovery of the 9-year-old behind the wheel of the truck. In his words, “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 Roth and Eggert are currently awaiting trial.