OREGON – A man police say was intoxicated was arrested after they found him in his vehicle, seated in the front passenger seat, steering his car as his 10-year old son drove.
The incident happened on Sunday around 10:45 a.m. when police say they spotted a vehicle swerving and driving with the hazard ligh
ts activated on Klindt Drive in The Dalles. Officers say they spotted the front passenger steering the vehicle.
According to investigators, a 10-year-old boy was in the driver’s seat when they pulled the car over.
Police say they spotted an open container of alcohol at the passenger’s feet and several other empty containers in the back seat.
The passenger, 34-year-old Jose Israel Torres was arrested and faces charges of for DUII, Reckless Driving, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.
Torres was also cited for several traffic violations including No Valid Operators License.
When Torres’ wife arrived to pick up their son, officers learned she was also without a valid driver’s license and cited her for the traffic violation.
Source: Oregon State Police