An 8 year old boy was found driving from Mississippi to Dallas while his intoxicated father slept. The father, Billy Joe Madden, 28, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, was arrested and booked.
Louisiana State Police Troop A received a call from a concerned motorist, stating that a Chevy pick-up truck was moving erratically and a child appeared to be the driver. The police stopped the truck on I-12, and Madden was sitting in the passenger seat as he 8 year old son drove and his 4 year old daughter sat in the back seat.
In the end, both children were turned over to protective custody, and Madden will have to face the charges. His bond was set at $1, 474.