Boy's 911 call gets mom arrested

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An eight year old boy's 911 cell call led to the arrest of his mother for driving under the influence.

"I don't know where we are and mom's not acting normal," the boy told a 911 dispatcher. The boy's mother, took the phone, assured the dispatcher everything was fine and hung up, but the boy called back.

"She's been drinking at a restaurant,...........I don't think she knows whats going on."

The dispatcher used call-tracking technology along along with landmarks the boy reported to send officers to intercept the vehicle before anyone was harmed.

The mother faces charges of drunken driving, reckless endangerment and assault of a child for allegedly biting the boy's hand in an effort to get the cellphone from him. Her five year old daughter was also in the car at the time.

It's hard to fathom an eight year old having the maturity to realize he has to override his mother's authority no matter what she says or does. This sounds like a pretty amazing kid.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.