Drunk 13-year-old Drives Grandma Home

A 13-year-old intoxicated boy is stopped whilst driving his drunk grandmother back home who's siiting in the back seat

Sanjuana Mercado-Mendez
Sanjuana Mercado-Mendez, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office

Police reports by Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office reveal that in the early hours of Thursday morning, 4th August a car was pulled over due to it not being able to stay in one lane. The vehicle was driven being driven by an intoxicated 13-year-old with two passengers in the vehicle one of whom a heavily inebriated grandma, Sanjuana Mercado-Mendez, 52, who was seated in the back passenger seat.

The incident occurred on Airport road in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a police vehicle pulled over the drunk 13-year-old, driving a blue 1994 Oldsmobile sedan, after they spotted erratic driving from the teenager.

The underage thirteen-year-old was discovered to be almost twice the legal driving limit.The police discovered that the car had two passengers one of which was a sober 15-year-old and another was a highly intoxicated grandmother who was unable to respond to verbal commands given by the police officers.

The 13-year-old and his grandmother were arrested, the 13-year old was charged with a DUI and driving without a license. Sanjuana Mercado-Mendez was charged with the suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, child abuse and possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle



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