Prosecutors: Drunken man let son, 9, drive their pickup

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Authorities say a 32-year-old man got drunk Christmas Eve, then put his 9-year-old son in the driver's seat of their pickup to work the gas and brakes while he steered.

The Lansing State Journal says Jonathan D. Olson of Hamlin Township was arraigned Wednesday in Eaton County District Court on child abuse, drunken driving-third offense and other charges. A judge set bond at $50,000 and scheduled a January 9 preliminary examination.

Authorities say an off-duty police officer saw the pickup driving erratically on Monday night. They say a sheriff's deputy stopped the truck in Eaton Rapids Township, and the boy said they had driven about seven miles.

Olson was in jail Wednesday and unavailable for comment.


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