CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Authorities in southwest Florida say an intoxicated man had his 9-year-old son take him on a beer run.
Cape Coral police arrested 27-year-old Joshua James Fagan last week, after seeing a pickup truck drive onto a median. When officers stopped the truck, Fagan told them he was teaching his son to drive.
Officers say the father's speech was slurred, his breath smelled of alcohol and he unable to stand without swaying. Police say an open case of Budweiser beer was in the backseat.
Fagan was charged with cruelty toward a child and allowing an unlicensed minor to drive. He was released from jail on $2,000 bond. Fagan did not return a phone call seeking comment.
A spokeswoman with the Department of Children and Families says the agency is investigating.