A 14-year-old boy has been charged by police with driving under the influence of alcohol. His father, who was even more intoxicated, was riding in the passenger seat.
According to official reports, the boy was stopped by Wilkes-Barre police on Wednesday night after officers observed him driving erratically. In addition to charges of underage drinking, a BAC test returned a .106, which is above the legal limit of .08 for adults.
The boy’s father, Ramon Calva-Marin, 34, has been charged by police with child endangerment and corruption of minors. Calva-Marin’s blood-alcohol level was 0.26 percent – more than three times the legal limit.
Police released the boy to a family member and will later be facing prosecution for DUI and underage drinking in juvenile court.
Calva-Marin is due to appear in court on June 14th.
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