A boy in Beaverton, Oregon called 911 on his own mother for driving drunk from the backseat of her car.
Nicole Norris, 30, was driving home from a minor league baseball team game Saturday night when her 11-year-old son called 911, according to Oregon Live.
Police arrived and Norris was cited for a DUI. Her blood alcohol content was nearly twice the legal limit, an NBC affiliate reports.
“I’ve never had that call before,” Deputy Deputy Shannon Wilde. “We get a lot of concerned citizens, people call in, about people they think are driving impaired, swerving, or driving really slow, but to have a child call from inside the car to say the parent is driving impaired is unusual.”
Wilde praised the boy for his actions.
“I think it absolutely says that he’s a courageous young man, who knows the difference between right and wrong,” said Wilde. “Even doing something as hard as
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The father of a woman who died behind the wheel of a fentanyl overdose alongside her husband—while her children were in the backseat—is speaking out after Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a law enacting harsher penalties for drug traffickers last Thursday.
Heather Kelsey, 30, and Daniel Kelsey, 32, were found on the side of the road after snorting a powder that they likely believed was heroin on New Year’s Eve last year, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The drug was actually fentanyl, a synthetic drug that is cheaper and deadlier than heroin.
Their children were in the backseat of the car and had likely been there for more than 3 hours before police found them, the Sentinel said.
The children, ages 5, 2, and 1, live with Heather’s father, Mike Belisle, and his wife.
“I think at this point they really do know that they’re gone and they’re not coming back. They have
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