June 12, 2013 8:13 pm

10-year-old boy pulled over driving drunk grandmother home

File photo - Police in the U.S. say they have pulled over a 10-year-old boy who was driving an SUV on a major highway.

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KENNER, La. - Police in the U.S. say they have pulled over a 10-year-old boy who was driving an SUV on a major highway.

A Kenner police news release says the boy’s grandmother and another woman in the vehicle were arrested early Wednesday when the car was pulled over. Police say they told officers they had the boy drive because they were drunk.

The child’s grandmother, 54-year-old Brenda Byrd, and 48-year-old Sheila Joiner were booked with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a motor vehicle.

The young driver and a 15-year-old passenger were later released to family members.

Police had responded to a call about an SUV being driven recklessly on Interstate 10 in Louisiana.

© The Associated Press, 2013

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