Boy, 9, Calls 911 from Van to Report Mom’s Alleged Drunk Driving

Boy, 9, Calls 911 from Van to Report Mom’s Alleged Drunk Driving

By The Canadian Press

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KING TOWNSHIP, Ont. – A Toronto-area woman is charged with impaired driving after police say her nine-year-old son called 911 while she was at the wheel.

Police say the boy called from a cellphone just before 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday but didn’t speak to the operator.

They say the operator called back and the boy said he was in a van with his mother, who had been drinking.

Police say the child sounded scared but was able to describe the vehicle and its location before his mother grabbed the phone and hung up.

Officers caught up with the van in King Township, north of Toronto, and arrested a 52-year-old woman.

Police say a breath test showed more than twice the legal limit for alcohol.

They say the boy was turned over to his father and the Children’s Aid Society has been notified.

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