Boy, 13, drove drunk with drunken grandma in back

Booking photo for Sanjuana Mercado-Mendez. (Santa Fe County Jail)
Booking photo for Sanjuana Mercado-Mendez. (Santa Fe County Jail)

SANTA FE, N.M. –  New Mexico deputies say a traffic stop yielded a surprising find: a drunken 13-year-old boy behind the wheel and the child's intoxicated grandmother riding in the back.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Santa Fe Deputy Clay Cullison stopped the pair Thursday after spotting a blue 1994 Oldsmobile weaving.

Cullison says the driver was 13 years old, unlicensed and suspected of drunken driving.

Deputies say the boy's grandmother, 52-year-old Sanjuana Mercado-Mendez, seemed highly intoxicated and stumbled to a patrol vehicle.

A deputy also reported finding two open beer cans inside the car.

Mercado-Mendez was charged with suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, child abuse and possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

It was not known if she had an attorney.

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