Jul 22, 8:25 PM EDT Associated Press
Mom With Headache Lets Son Drive to School
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy drove to school because mom had a headache. A school security supervisor caught the boy behind the wheel when he pulled up Tuesday morning in the staff parking lot at Ruth Harris Middle School, police Sgt. William Megenney said.
The mother and son live in San Bernardino, about 14 miles away from the school.
When the school officer called his home, his mother Ricela Perez, 35, said, "I had a headache and didn't want to drive to school, so I let him drive."
The mother and son each received misdemeanor traffic tickets: Perez for loaning her vehicle to an unlicensed driver and the teenager for driving without a license.
"The officer was extremely nice in this case because he actually could have arrested the mother for child endangerment," Megenney said.