Police: NJ boy, 14, drove drunk with shotgun

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. - December 14, 2011

A Hackettstown police officer stopped the Dodge Durango early Sunday and said the driver, who said he was 19, failed a field sobriety test.

Police tell The Daily Record of Parsippany the boy admitted he was actually 14 and that 19-year-old Timothy Pruden of Liberty Township had given him his license and keys to take another juvenile home.

Pruden is charged with allowing the 14-year-old to drive under the influence of alcohol and lending his license to the boy.

The 14-year-old is charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with an open container of alcohol and possession of a shotgun without a firearms ID card.

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Information from: Daily Record, http://www.dailyrecord.com

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