Busted: Deputy finds nine-year-old girl behind the wheel, driving intoxicated parents

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Amanda Eggert and Jason Roth

BALSAM LAKE — A Wisconsin couple is facing criminal charges after authorities say they found the two highly intoxicated in their pickup truck and the woman’s nine-year-old daughter behind the wheel.

Jason Roth and Amanda Eggert have pleaded not guilty to charges in Polk County Circuit Court.

KMSP-TV reports the two were arrested about a week ago after authorities got a 911 call about erratic driving.

A deputy caught up with the vehicle at a boat launch along the Apple River.

Deputy Jeff Hahn testified he was stunned to see a young girl behind the wheel and the couple’s baby in a car seat.

The parents face charges of recklessly endangering safety and neglecting a child. Eggert is also charged with battery to an EMT and a firefighter, as well as disorderly conduct.

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