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Police: 10-Year-Old Son Drives Drunk Dad

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Booking photo of Jose Israel Torres. (credit: Oregon State Police)

Booking photo of Jose Israel Torres. (credit: Oregon State Police)

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THE DALLES, Ore. (CBS Seattle) – Oregon State Police arrest a man for allegedly letting his 10-year-old son drive him because he was too drunk.

Jose Israel Torres, 34, of The Dalles, was arrested for driving under the influence, reckless driving, and recklessly endangering another person.

An Oregon State Police press release reports that the trooper noticed the vehicle weaving in and out of its lane Monday.

When the trooper pulled over the vehicle, he found the boy driving his dad who was in the passenger seat. Several empty beer cans were littered throughout the car.

According to police, Torres was cited with several traffic violations including not having a valid driver’s licenses.

Torres was able to call his wife to pick up their son, but when she arrived, she was also cited for not having a valid license. Friends were finally able to pick up the wife and son from the scene.

Torres was booked into the Northern Oregon Correctional Facility.

He was arraigned on Monday and ordered not to have contact with his son. His bail was set at $6,000.

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