Police stop truck being driven by nine year old, while the father is passed out drunk

Monday, August 1, 2011 - 1:52pm

HATTIESBURG, Ms (FOX44) - We hear about these kind of stories, but its still unreal each time. State Police say, a nine year old boy was driving a truck on I-12 while his dad was passed out drunk in the passenger seat, it gets worse, the boy's 4 year old sister was also in the car.
State Police managed to pull over the truck after another driver spotted the car driving erratically and called 911.
They said, 28 year old Billy Joe Madden was passed out drunk, while the 9 year old boy was driving them from Hattiesburg Mississippi to Dallas Texas. Thankfully neither of the kids was hurt, but they were taken into Protective Services waiting for a family member to get them. The dad is charged with child desertion, parent allowing a minor to drive, open container, and no child restraint and no seatbelt.


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