This Mother Was Too Drunk To Drive — So She Let Her 12-Year-Old Take The Wheel. How Could She Be So Stupid?

Fri, November 5, 2010 6:05pm EDT by 5 Comments


After a weekend-long bender, Misty McCollister knew she was too intoxicated to drive, so she figured her tween son would make the best chauffer. Now she faces up to 5 years in prison. Do you think she deserves a harsher sentence?

HollyMoms, here’s the newest inductee into the worst mom hall of fame: Misty McCollister. This recovering alcoholic fell off the wagon and endangered the lives of not one, but two children. She was smart enough to know that she was too drunk to drive home after a weekend of drinking, but can you believe she was dumb enough to think her 12-year-old son could get behind the wheel instead?

And it gets worse. Her son was too short to see over the steering wheel, so she put him on her lap so that he could steer! Can you even think of a worse idea? Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention that her 7-year-old was also in the vehicle as was a friend of hers who claimed they couldn’t drive because they weren’t wearing their glasses.

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Luckily, police pulled over the car a few blocks later because it was weaving so badly. HollyMoms, Misty has a blood alcohol level of .299. The legal limit is .008. She must have been mainlining vodka!

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The judge in the case said there was no excuse for her “absolute evilness,” as the recovering alcoholic tried to blame her friend who wasn’t wearing her glasses and another pal for her serious lapse of judgement.

She pleaded guilty and could spend up to five years in prison and have to pay a $10,000 fine when she’s back in court for sentencing on December 14. Do you think that’s a harsh enough penalty, HollyMoms?

–Amy L. Harper

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