By Garth O'Brien | November 18, 2007
Filed Under DUI News
Flint, Michigan – November 8, 2007. A Flint, Michigan man, 41, was too drunk to drive home. He made a responsible decision not to drive. Unfortunately, that is where his good decision making skills died that night.
His solution to get home involved demanding his 13 year old son get behind the wheel. Most 13 year old boys would relish at the opportunity to drive a car. This boy protested because he thought he also was too drunk to drive. The father insisted and away they went.
The two and their truck ended up stuck in the mud. Police officers arrived and were astonished that both father and son were under the influence of intoxicants. The truck was littered with open containers of beer and hard alcohol.
The Flint father will face various misdemeanor criminal charges, and his son will most likely end up in juvenile court. I hope the juvenile court is lenient with the son. Clearly, his ability to avoid the criminal justice system has been thwarted by the outstanding direction and oversight his father offers.
On the other hand, I hope the misdemeanor court nails the father to the wall.