In a bit of parenting we can’t recommend, a 33-year-old Trenton man was allegedly so intoxicated while driving with his 11-year-old son that he told the boy he couldn’t remember where home was.
He then asked the child to take the wheel.
According to press accounts, Jorge Garcia drove to Hamilton on a Friday evening to pick his son up from the boy’s grandmother’s house. He then returned to Trenton.
Once in Trenton, Garcia, who was allegedly heavily intoxicated, became disoriented and asked his son if he’d drive the pair home.
The boy was understandably frightened, and called his grandmother. She left Hamilton to come and retrieve her grandson at the intersection of Hilton Street and Revere Avenue.
When she arrived, Garcia was passed out beside his car. She called police to the scene. They in turn called an ambulance, and paramedics confirmed that Garcia’s blood alcohol level was way beyond the legal limit.
Garcia has been charged with DWI and endangering the welfare of a child.
It seems unlikely that Granny will be letting her grandson get in a car with his father anytime soon.
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