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Drunk Grandma Gets 10-Year-Old to Drive Her Home

By Bryan Le 06/14/13

Cops pulled over what they thought was a drunk driver to discover a sober 10-year-old behind the wheel.

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Having a designated driver is good practice for a night out drinking (usually). Having your designated driver be your 10-year-old grandson is not. This common sense was lost on drunk 54-year-old Louisiana grandma Brenda Byrd and her equally judgement- and alcohol-impaired buddy Sheila Joiner, 48, who both agreed it was best to have a small child drive them home in their SUV. Around 1 am Wednesday, witnesses spotted the vehicle driving slowly down a major highway and swerving in and out of lanes—they mistakenly reported a drunk driver. Cops pulled the vehicle over to find an elementary-schooler behind the wheel, two old ladies explaining he was chauffeuring because they were drunk, and the juvie driver's 15-year-old brother, who had inexplicably allowed his younger sibling to operate the 6,000-pound SUV. Both women were arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a motor vehicle.

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Bryan Le grew up in the 90's, so the Internet is practically his third parent. This combined with a love for journalism led him to The Fix. When he isn't fulfilling his duties as Editorial Coordinator, he's obsessing over fancy keyboards he can't justify buying. Find Bryan on LinkedIn or Twitter

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