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Police pull over a suspected drunk driver, find who behind the wheel?

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MANITOWOC (WITI/AP) — Police say an officer making a traffic stop in eastern Wisconsin found an intoxicated driver behind the wheel — and she was just 13 years old!

Police stopped the vehicle around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, August 13th after observing it without its headlights activated in the 2000 block of Marshall Street.

A traffic stop was initiated, and the vehicle finally pulled over several blocks later.

Police say a Drug Recognition Expert observed the driver appeared to be impaired. The 13-year-old driver failed standard field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for OWI.

An investigation revealed she is just 13 years old — and from Manitowoc.

She was released to her mother.

Police say five other juveniles, 14 and under, were along for the ride. One of them had been reported as a runaway by his mother earlier Wednesday evening. He was returned to her.

Another juvenile in the car had an active apprehension request from the Department of Human Services. He was temporarily released to a relative.

A third juvenile in the car had an active temporary physical custody order on him from Sheboygan County. He was transported to the Sheboygan Juvenile Detention Center.

Police say the 13-year-old driver faces charges of OWI with passengers less than 16 years of age.

The girl had apparently taken her mother’s vehicle without her mother’s knowledge.


  • Jay

    If these were black kids it wouldve been so many racist comments on here talking about how bad the parents are and how bad a menace to society the kids are. Each story I go under that’s dealing with blacks, there’s multiple comments under there with racist remarks. I wonder where Pistol Pete is.

    • C

      Jay I just saw the same thing. At least the mods are smart enough to hide their readership’s racism and take down some of those comments when they are reported.

  • A.A

    I did the same thing when I was younger MINUS the INTOXICATION part. Luckily for me, there wasn’t social media and news to blast it. We were no trouble, got the car home safe as well as ourselves. To bad the young girl was under the influence and chose to do such a stupid stunt..

  • mickey

    where were the parents and why weren’t these kids at home? Parents do you know where your children are? Ok children do you know where your parents are? At 13 I was on our farm driving tractors and pickups and working my butt off,milking cows,shoveling manure and no it wasn’t tough love it was life and reality. Someone put these kids to work washing dishes, cutting the grass, doing laundry, cleaning the bathroom, cooking or sewing classes, and getting them home before dark <<— play some family games 13 is not to old for that. While were at it take them to Sunday School, teach then the 10 commandments the difference between right and wrong. Mom and dad have you hugged your kids lately.

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