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    10 year old refuses to ride with parents because they were drunk and smoking pot

    MONACA, Pa., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania couple have been charged with drunken driving after their 10-year-old son refused to ride with them, fearing for his safety, police said.

    Kenneth Sutton, 41, and his wife, Paula, 40, of Monaca, Pa., were charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances and with child endangerment, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    The case caught police attention after a motorist saw the couple in their two vehicles stopped on a highway and their son leaving the scene.

    The motorist called police, who picked up the boy running along the highway.

    The unidentified boy told police his father had been drinking and was trying to light a pipe containing marijuana when he crashed into a guard rail, police said.

    The boy's mother, who had been traveling in a car in front of them, tried to get the boy to ride with her, but he refused because she too had been drinking, police said.

    The boy was not injured.

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    Way to go kid!!!

    Wish more people would do things like that...sad that he had to see his parents do that though.
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    Smart boy.
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    Hope that kid was okay when he got home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by conalabu View Post
    Hope that kid was okay when he got home.
    Exactly what I was thinking.




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    With a "child endangerment" charge, and with the good sense this kid showed, I'm wondering if he was allowed to go stay with a relative of his choosing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    With a "child endangerment" charge, and with the good sense this kid showed, I'm wondering if he was allowed to go stay with a relative of his choosing.
    I sure hope he was, I have a feeling putting him back with them would be a bad decision. He's a brave kid. And smart. Smarter than his parents, that's for sure.
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