Police Pull Over SUV, Find Boy, 10, At The Wheel

KENNER, La. (June 12, 2013)--Police in Louisiana pulled over an SUV that a caller earlier reported was being driven recklessly on Interstate 10 and found a 10-year-old boy at the wheel.

A Kenner, La., police news release says the boy's grandmother and another woman in the vehicle were arrested early Wednesday after the SUV was pulled over on a city street.

Police say they told officers that they had the boy drive because they were intoxicated.

The child's grandmother, Brenda Byrd, 54, and Sheila Joiner, 48, were booked on a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a motor vehicle.

The young driver and a 15-year-old passenger were later released to family members.

Sgt. Brian McGregor said the women were in custody Wednesday afternoon, awaiting a court appearance.


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