10-year-old crashes at 90 m.p.h.

October 8, 2008 6:03:24 AM PDT
Authorities in Tennessee say a 10-year-old was driving about 90 miles an hour when he crashed a van over the weekend.

They say his passengers were two other young children, along with two adults who had been drinking and taking pills.

A sheriff's official says authorities arrived on the scene to find a woman trying to swallow as many pills as she could and a man who reported drinking at least 15 beers. A photo released by the sheriff's office shows the man wearing a T-shirt saying, "Buy this dad a beer."

After the crash, everyone in the van was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Authorities says the children -- two 10-year-olds and a six-year-old -- are believed to be related to the adults. The children have been placed in state care.

The adults are facing multiple charges.


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