11-year-old found behind wheel in Southern California

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PORT HUENEME, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities say officers responding to calls from motorists pulled over a car and found an 11-year-old boy behind the wheel and his allegedly drunk uncle in the passenger seat with an open container of alcohol.

Police in the beach city of Port Hueneme contend Genoro Lopez asked his young nephew   to drive Sunday afternoon because he was too intoxicated.

The 29-year-old was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and other charges.

The Ventura County Star reports the Oxnard resident pleaded not guilty to all counts during a court appearance Tuesday. He is being held on $55,000 bail and is due back in court Nov. 1.


Information from: Ventura County Star, http://venturacountystar.com 

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