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Dad Arrested for Sleeping in Front Seat While 8-Year-Old Son Drives

Louisiana state police arrested a man early Saturday morning when they found him asleep in the passenger seat of a pick-up truck while his 8-year-old son was at the wheel driving 70 mph during a trip from Mississippi to Texas.

The man was intoxicated and allegedly told police that he was letting his son drive while he slept in the passenger seat and his 4-year-old daughter slept in the back. Fox News reports that alarmed motorists called authorities when they noticed the son's erratic driving at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

The 28-year-old father was booked on charges including Child Desertion and Allowing a Minor to Drive, and the children have been placed with Louisiana Child Protective Services until other family members arrive.

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