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Supervised by a Responsible Adult

Mitchell Morris, 37, is charged with involuntary manslaughter after a car crash in Oxly, Mo., even though he wasn’t at the wheel. A state trooper found Morris’s eyes were glassy and bloodshot, and arrested Morris after he failed a field sobriety test. Investigators say a 9-year-old boy was behind the wheel when the Ford Expedition hit an embankment and rolled, throwing everyone out since no one was wearing a seatbelt. “Mitch made me drive,” the boy said. “He told me to floor it, I hit the gas but tried to brake.” His 14-year-old step-brother was killed. Before taking the wheel, the boy says, “Mitch was driving and had a vodka bottle between his legs. Mitch told me he was smarter and going to show me how to drive 100 miles per hour.” (RC/KFVS Cape Girardeau) ...Smarter than what?
Original Publication Date: 11 October 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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