Friday, January 12, 2007


14-year-old driver nabbed with drunk mum as passenger

`Rotorua police were “amazed and horrified” when they stopped a car driving erratically and found a 14-year-old girl at the wheel with her mother drunk in the passenger seat.

The car had been spotted twice narrowly missing collision with oncoming trucks on State Highway 2 before it was stopped at 8am yesterday on White Pine Bush Rd near Whakatane, the Rotorua Daily Post reported today.

The mother, 35, who was allegedly drunk, had been driving from Auckland with the teenager and three other children aged between five and 10 in the car.

Her daughter took over when she had started falling asleep at the wheel, police said.’

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