15-year-old accused of drunken driving with baby in car

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Police in Wisconsin say they pulled a 15-year-old boy over for reckless driving and discovered the teen was drunk and had a baby in the back seat.

Mount Pleasant police say the baby’s mother and another teen in the car were also intoxicated. Sgt. Eric Relich says police responded to a report of a reckless driver about 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Relich says someone saw the driver swerving and driving into oncoming traffic.

The car stopped near a gas station and responding officers say they found the 15-year-old behind the wheel. Relich told WITI-TV that the 19-year-old mother of the 5-month-old baby was so intoxicated that she couldn’t stand up straight.

Authorities say beer bottles were found next to the baby’s car seat. The teen driver was taken into custody.


Information from: WITI-TV, http://www.fox6now.com

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