Suspected ‘disabled’ driver was sober 9-year-old with bizarre excuse, Florida police say

Travelers suspected of drunk driving “All over the road” According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, he was found in Crestview, Florida, as a completely sober 9-year-old boy.

That’s not the weirdest part of the story, though.

The sheriff’s office said he was stopped after driving the adult man home.

It happened around 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, and a witness to the boy’s driving was the person who alerted the deputies, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. Crestview is about 150 miles west of Tallahassee. , in the Florida Panhandle.

The sheriff’s office said, “Witnesses spotted a vehicle entering Oak Hill Road from the neighborhood around 8:00 a.m. (Sunday) and the driver was disabled because the vehicle was all over the road. I suspected that

“I parked my car near the intersection of Highway 85 and Old Bethel Road and noticed a child at the wheel. rice field.”

Alone in the car, the 9-year-old boy told his agent he was driving home after picking up the 22-year-old man seven miles away at his Brickhill Court residence.

The sheriff’s office said, “The child had traveled … nearly three miles when witnesses intervened.”

“When contacted, the child’s mother says she was unaware the boy had left home.”

An investigation resulted in the arrest of a 22-year-old Crestview man on October 10. The man was accused of “parental neglect without serious bodily harm,” and he was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, prison records show.

The suspect “told representatives that his decision was a ‘wrong’ but did not elaborate,” the official said.

Investigators did not say how the car owner or the boy knew the suspect.

Okaloosa County Sheriff Eric Aiden said: “I would like to sincerely thank the witnesses who realized that something was wrong and stepped in to potentially prevent a tragedy involving children.

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