aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Despite what the WSJ thinks, not all kids lives are sweetness and light

Take this news story:

SEATAC, Wash. – A trooper who stopped a car being driven erratically found a 13-year-old boy behind the wheel.
The State Patrol says the trooper pulled the boy over for driving erratically, and found the boy's father drunk in the passenger seat.

The boy said it was his first time behind the wheel.

He was released to his mother and is not expected to face any charges.

The boy's father was booked into jail.

Don't your fingers itch to write about that? Only for one kid, and probably quite a few more, that's also real life.

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