Drunk Couple Arrested After Letting 9-Year-Old Drive Their Car For Miles

Fox 9

A couple from Wisconsin got so drunk they allowed the woman’s nine-year-old daughter to drive them around for miles.

Police were alerted to reports of erratic driving on rural roads, and according to Fox 29 the car had been weaving in and out oncoming traffic.

Officers also confirmed that there was an 11-month-old infant strapped in the back seat.

Jason Roth and Amanda Eggert have plead not guilty to charges of child neglect and second degree recklessly endangering safety, and are now awaiting trial.


Deputy Jeff Hahn gave evidence against the pair in court.

He said:

As the nine-year-old exited the truck, it was still running and in drive when Mr Roth was sitting in the truck by himself.

He turned the ignition off and the truck began rolling backwards down the hill towards the river. I jumped into the truck to hit the brakes and put the truck in park.

Thankfully no harm came to either of the children, or any other road users.