NORFOLK, Neb. – Norfolk police say a 32-year-old woman was arrested after she had her 11-year-old daughter drive her and two friends after a night of drinking.
A Madison County jailer said Jennifer Etgen, of Tilden, remained in custody on Tuesday. Online court records don't list the case yet.
Police Chief Bill Mizner says an officer saw a pickup driven by the girl almost hit a curb just before 3:15 a.m. Tuesday.
After pulling over the truck, the officer was told the girl was driving because her mom and two friends had been drinking alcohol.
The girl's mother, Etgen, was arrested on suspicion of child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and for having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle.
The girl was taken into protective custody.