Delaware boy, 9, drives to school with mom beside him

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Associated Press

Posted on November 17, 2011 at 12:26 PM

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say a 9-year-old boy drove himself to school — with his mother in the passenger's seat. She now faces charges.

According to court records, numerous witnesses saw the boy pull into the parking lot of his elementary school in Dover Tuesday morning and get out. Police say his mother, 34-year-old Tammy Oneal, drove away.

Capt. Tim Stump says Oneal told police she has allowed her son to drive in a field since he was 5. Stump says she said the boy begged her to let him drive the quarter-mile to school.

Oneal has been charged with reckless endangering and endangering the welfare of a child. She was released on $1,000 unsecured bail and a listed number could not be found for her.

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