Too-drunk-to-drive couple face felony charges for allowing 9-year-old daughter to drive them home

Too-drunk-to-drive couple face felony charges for allowing 9-year-old daughter to drive them home
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A Wisconsin mom and her boyfriend are facing felony charges for allowing her nine-year-old daughter drive [sic] them home in their pickup truck after they appeared too drunk to drive.

Jason Roth and Amanda Eggert pled not guilty Friday to a number of felony charges including child neglect and second degree recklessly endangering safety.

The couple was arrested about a week ago after authorities say they took a 911 complaint about erratic driving on rural Wisconsin roads. By the time law enforcement caught up to Eggert and Roth’s truck after it had pulled into a public boat launch along the Apple River in Polk County.

Deputy Jeff Hahn told the court he was stunned when he realized driver was nine years old and that the couple’s 11-month-old baby was strapped into a car seat.

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