A 3-year-old had to guide a pickup truck to safety after his drunken mom tumbled out of the car on a rural highway in Oklahoma on Wednesday.
The toddler steered the truck across four lanes of traffic while standing on the seat to reach the steering wheel for about three blocks before crashing into a curb, cops said. Taloa Foster, the drunken mom, told cops she dropped out of the truck while trying to buckle her son's seat belt. Her twin sons were trapped in the truck as it hit the curb. The two kids were uninjured from the daring drive, cops said.
Foster was walking along the road when her children crashed the truck, witnesses said. Bystanders were comforting the distraught twins as cops gave the drunken mom a sobriety test, the Ada News reported.
Taloa Foster, 33, was arrested for DUI and child endangerment after witnesses said she fell out of her pickup truck. The mother said she fell out of the car while trying to fix her son's seat belt. The 3-year-old boy had to stand on the seat to reach the steering wheel. The 3-year-old boy had to stand on the seat to reach the steering wheel.
Cops found an empty liquor bottle on the truck's floor, according to report.The 3-year-old boy had to stand on the seat to reach the steering wheel. The 3-year-old boy had to stand on the seat to reach the steering wheel. Cops found an empty liquor bottle on the truck's floor, according to report.
The 33-year-old mother was arrested and charged with child endangerment after being suspected of drunken driving, the Pontotoc County District Attorney's office said. She was released on bail, according to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's office records. The twins were released into their grandfather's custody.
Alfred Ng - NY Daily News/Oct. 23, 2015
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