User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
News : Police Stop Swerving Pickup, Find 13-Year Old Boy Driving Drunk Dad Home
Posted by Randy on 2014/4/23 9:45:47 (898 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.
Click to see original Image in a new window

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.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2015/5/27 16:10:00 - AAA Blue Jays Open Season With Burleigh Grimes Doubleheader
2015/5/27 16:04:44 - NCMC Dean Retires After 27 Years
2015/5/27 15:57:40 - Newtown-Harris Announces Teacher Resignation And Hire
2015/5/27 15:53:30 - Chillicothe Man Injured After Car Strikes Deer
2015/5/27 15:50:42 - Bluegrass Festival Coming To Chillicothe In June
2015/5/27 15:37:24 - Truck/SUV Collision Injures 19-Year Old
2015/5/27 15:32:55 - ATV Accident Sends Marceline Man To Hospital
2015/5/27 15:28:16 - Wednesday Morning Accident Kills Novinger Man
2015/5/27 5:37:33 - Public Input Sought For Poosey Conservation Area Plan
2015/5/27 4:28:16 - Remains of Man Missing More Than 20 Years Found In Submerged Car
2015/5/27 4:12:43 - Missouri Man Dies After Being Bitten In Both Legs By Snake
2015/5/26 5:42:17 - Two Injured In ATV Accident
2015/5/26 4:21:12 - Inmate Sentenced To Life In Prison May Be Free Man This Summer
2015/5/26 4:07:52 - Police: 3 Children Hurt When Water Spout Uproots Bounce House
2015/5/25 5:57:00 - 10 Historical Facts About Memorial Day
2015/5/25 5:46:10 - Forgotten For Decades, Fallen NY Soldier Is Finally Honored
2015/5/22 17:55:36 - Woman Found Pushing Dead 3-Year-Old Son in Swing
2015/5/21 14:21:21 - NCMC Foundation Presents "Salute Awards"
2015/5/21 11:35:05 - Marshall Man, Accused Of Shooting At Police, Captured In Alabama
2015/5/21 11:25:26 - Police Surround Home Of Suspected Murderer In Sedalia
2015/5/21 10:20:00 - Daily Room Rate At Sunnyview Increases By Eight Dollars
2015/5/21 10:20:00 - Milling Work Scheduled To Begin Next Week In Trenton
2015/5/21 10:10:04 - Kansas Truck Driver Injured In U.S. 36 Accident
2015/5/21 10:07:54 - Putnam County Teens Injured In Late Night Accident
2015/5/21 10:00:00 - AP : Suddenlink Sold To European Company
2015/5/21 10:00:00 - Local Bank Purchases Tax Credits, In Hopes Of Improving Trenton's Downtown
2015/5/21 9:47:51 - Efforts Underway To Repair Lawn Damage At Grundy County Courthouse
2015/5/20 10:55:08 - Area Organizations Plan To Distribute Money-Saving Light Bulbs
2015/5/20 10:47:05 - Gallatin Library Receives $5,628 Grant
2015/5/20 10:00:00 - Area Rivals Tie For 3rd At Class 1 Boys Golf Tournament



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM