A Drunk Dad Lets His 8 Year Old Drive A Truck While He Slept


0  Updated at 3:15 pm, August 2nd, 2011 By: Managing Editor
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Billy Joe Madden (Credit: CBS News)

(CBS/AP) – Louisiana state police say they arrested a drunk 28-year-old man who let his 8-year-old son drive the family pick-up truck while he slept in the passenger seat.
The child drove erratically down an interstate until alarmed motorists called authorities.
Troopers say the man’s 4-year-old daughter was in the back seat when the truck was pulled over Saturday morning in Livingston Parish. The children have been handed over to Louisiana Child Protective Services.
The father, 28-year-old Billy Joe Madden of Hattiesburg, Miss., was arrested on charges including Child Desertion and Allowing a Minor to Drive.  An investigation is ongoing.

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