Drunk Grandma Makes 10-Year-Old Grandson Drive Her Home

Friday, 14 Jun 2013 10:31 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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A 10-year-old boy was pulled over in Louisiana Wednesday after his drunk grandma demanded he drive her and her friend home.

Witnesses driving on Interstate 10 in Kenner, La., called police around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday to report an SUV that was driving extremely slow and swerving in and out of lanes. Police responded to the scene and were shocked to see a young boy behind the wheel, along with his grandmother, Brenda Byrd, 54, and her friend Sheila Joiner, 48. The boy's 15-year-old brother was also in the vehicle.

"The officers spoke to both the adults inside the vehicle," Kenner Police Sgt. Brian McGregor told Newsone.com, "and both of them admitted to instructing the 10-year-old to drive the vehicle due to their level of intoxication. It's just a poor choice for a designated driver."

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Byrd and Joiner were arrested on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a motor vehicle. The boys were placed in protective custody, McGregor said.

Both women are reportedly in custody awaiting a court appearance.

In 2011, a Detroit man faced child abuse charges after forcing his 9-year-old daughter to drive him home after a night of drinking.

"[The child] explained to me that he did let her drive before," Brownstown Detective Lt. Robert Grant told ABC News. "On this night, she indicated, he was drinking whiskey and, for whatever reason, instead of the little girl being in bed at 3 a.m., he decided to go for a ride after drinking."

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