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News : Police Stop Swerving Pickup, Find 13-Year Old Boy Driving Drunk Dad Home
Posted by Randy on 2014/4/23 9:45:47 (958 reads) News by the same author

FORISTELL, Mo. (AP) - The silver pickup was swerving all over the interstate. First, it drifted to the right, onto the rumble strip, and then it entered the shoulder of eastbound Interstate 70. It swayed back to the left as it approached the Foristell overpass.
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A Foristell police officer eased his cruiser behind the 2009 GMC Sierra and activated his emergency lights and siren.

“He thought he had a drunk driver,” said Police Chief Douglas G. Johnson.

Instead he had an underage driver, a 13-year-old boy.

“When the officer asked the driver for his license, he said, ‘I don’t have one,’” Johnson said. “Instead the passenger handed over his license and registration.”

The passenger was David Mooneyham, the boy’s father.

Mooneyham, 46, had too much to drink, so he told his son to drive home, police said.

The two had been at the boy’s baseball game Saturday at the Bridgeton Athletic Complex.

The boy, who was driving for the first time, missed the exit to his home in Wentzville, so he turned around in Wright City about 7:45 p.m., police said.

The father refused to do field sobriety tests, but he provided a breath sample at the scene that registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.139 percent, close to double the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Mooneyham was charged with misdemeanor child endangerment and permitting an underage person to drive.

“His closing comment was: ‘I guess this makes me a bad father,’” Johnson said.

Mooneyham was booked and released. His court date is June 4, when he could get a maximum fine of $500 and up to 90 days in jail.

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