An 11-year-old boy in Oregon called his local sheriff’s office to report his mother for allegedly driving while drunk.
Washington County sheriffs pulled over Nicole Norris, 30, of Beaverton, and arrested her for DUI after they found her blood alcohol content was nearly double the legal limit, the Oregonian reported.
Norris was driving home from a minor league baseball game with her son when her son placed the call from the back seat of the car.
“He was able to tell us how much he saw her drinking, and told us he thought she hit a curb. Her driving was so bad he realized this was not normal,” Deputy Shannon Wilde told KATU.
Dispatchers from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office worked quickly with the boy’s help to track down the vehicle. They kept the boy on the line to get him to tell the dispatchers what landmarks he passed. Wilde said they used GPS coordinates from the boy’s cell phone to track them down.
The sheriff’s office praised the “courageous young man” for his actions.
“I think it absolutely says that he’s a courageous young man, who knows the difference between right and wrong,” Deputy Wilde told KGW. “I think that takes a lot of guts and he obviously felt unsafe enough to the point where he had to reach out for help, which says a lot about the situation.”
KATU reports that Norris might face an additional child endangerment charge for allegedly driving drunk with her 11-year-old in the back seat if the district attorney decides to pursue the additional charge.