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    Police: Intoxicated Woman Let 5-Year-Old Son Drive

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A woman was arrested on suspicion of letting her 5-year-old son drive her around while she was intoxicated, police said.

    Holly Schnobrich, 24, of Lafayette, was charged with felony neglect and public intoxication after neighbors told police the boy was driving her and his 3-year-old brother in their subdivision early Sunday.

    Wendy Barrett, a resident of the Saddlebrook subdivision, said Weston Schnobrich was behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi Galant that stopped in front of her home.

    "So I approach the car, and the windows come down and there is a toddler on his knees, controlling the steering wheel," Barrett told 6News' Jennifer Carmack on Thursday.

    Barrett said she saw Holly Schnobrich buckled in the front passenger seat, and the 3-year-old was crawling in the back.

    "I asked her, 'Ma'am, are you OK? Do you need some help? Is this your toddler?' She admitted, 'Yes, but he's a good driver,'" Barrett recalled.

    Someone called police. Authorities said another neighbor confiscated Schnobrich's car keys so she couldn't get away before Tippecanoe County sheriff's officers arrived.

    According to a probable cause affidavit, Holly Schnobrich admitted taking the prescription painkiller Percocet and had a near-empty bottle of sleeping pills that she told them she had for two days.

    The boys were placed into the custody of the Department of Child Services, police said. Investigators said neither child was restrained.

    On Thursday, Weston told 6News that he was having a hard time driving.

    "My legs were too short to reach the pedals," he said.

    Holly Schnobrich was being held Thursday in the Tippecanoe County Jail on a $10,000 surety bond. Prosecutors said Schnobrich pleaded guilty last week to an unrelated charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

    Weston said the incident won't stop him from wanting to drive in the future.

    "I want to be a race car driver when I grow up," he said.
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    Buckles herself up but on the kids???? Jeez way to go "mom."

    Those poor kids. T/G nobody was hurt.
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