A Phoenix resident, Alvaro Ovando Alvarez, was arrested in Arizona after allowing his 10-year-old son to drive a vehicle while he sat in the passenger seat, reports the NY Post.
Alvarez, 49, is facing charges of aggravated DUI, child abuse, endangerment, possession of an open container of alcohol, and unlawfully permitting a minor to drive. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon when the child was caught speeding in a red pickup truck on Arizona State Route 101.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety was alerted to the situation and a trooper responded to the report shortly before 3:40 p.m. The officer noticed the car was
“changing lanes unsafely in violation of traffic law.”
A pursuit ensued around 3:44 p.m. to which the vehicle yielded three minutes afterwards.
“The driver stopped in the right emergency lane at milepost 26, prior to the 7th Street off-ramp, at approximately 3:47 p.m.,”
DPS spokesperson Raul Garcia told Fox News Digital.
Police found Alvarez occupying the passenger seat of the car while his son was caught sitting in the front seat. The father was apprehended at the scene and was taken into custody. He was then processed at the 4th Avenue Jail located in Phoenix.
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