BEACON TRANSCRIPT – We all know that some kids who are either born with exceptional skills or become prodigies in later life. Maybe this is what a couple from Wisconsin thought when they’ve asked their 9-year old child to take the wheel. An intoxicated couple forced their daughter to drive the truck while they were drifting away in dream land.
Approximately 2 weeks ago, several baffled drivers from Wisconsin placed a call to 911. Each of them reported that they have sighted a pickup truck driving in circles. Also, according to the testimonies of other drivers, each time the van overtook them, they distinctly saw the figure of a very young child waving at them, while she was handling the wheel.
Alerted by the ever-increasing number of cars, a police officer was dispatched to the scene in order to investigate the claims. Deputy Jeff Hahn was on duty when the incident transpired. As the police officer recollects, he managed to track down the vehicle at a public boat launch.
After the police officer pulled over the car, to his bewilderment he saw a scene taken rather from a comedy flick. According to Hahn, the pickup truck in question was driven by a 9-year old. The police officer also declared that another child was present in the car, an 11-month old, tightly strapped to the car seat.
The young girl’s mother, by the name of Amanda Eggert and her boyfriend, Jason Roth, were laying in the back of the truck in an advanced state of alcohol intoxication.
An intoxicated couple forced their daughter to drive the truck in a rural area of Wisconsin. Moreover, it would seem that the toddler managed to avoid any incidents despite the fact that the weather conditions were far from favorable.
After Hahn pulled over the vehicle, he asked all the patients to step out of the car. Note that the car was still running. Roth, Eggert’s boyfriend was still in the car. The man proceeded into turning off the car and getting the key out of the ignition.
Hahn noted that after Roth took the key of the ignition, the car began rolling downhill, forcing the cop to jump into the running vehicle in order to hit the brakes and to put it in car parking mode.
Both individuals were subjected to an ad-hoc breathalyzer test. According to Hahn, the device indicated 0.25, which is three times over the legal limit.
The couple went before a jury on Friday, where they were accused of child neglect and reckless driving. Meanwhile, the children were placed in the care of an extended family for the duration of the trial. When presented with the accusations, the couple pleaded not guilty.