Gardnerville Mom Lets Child Drive While She Was Drunk

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) - A Gardnerville woman has admitted letting her 12-year-old son drive while she was drunk.

The Record-Courier of Gardnerville reports 35-year-old Misty McCollister awaits sentencing Dec. 14 after pleading guilty Tuesday to attempted child abuse or neglect.

She was arrested Oct. 17 near her home after a witness reported
seeing a car on U.S. 395 weaving in and out of the travel lane and
varying its speed.

The witness told sheriff's deputies that he passed the vehicle and saw a child in the driver's seat. Another woman and a 7-year-old child also were in the car.

McCollister told District Judge Dave Gamble that the other woman refused to drive because she didn't have her glasses, and she put her son on her lap so he could drive them home. She admitted to drinking all that weekend.

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