Police: Mother let 12-year-old son drive erratically to “learn some responsibility”

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LATROBE, Pa. – A Pennsylvania woman is facing charges after police claim she let her 12-year-old son drive erratically with other children in the car.

On Aug. 28, police in Latrobe received several 911 calls from concerned drivers.

“It started running off the roadways and actually ran into someone’s yard,” Tamara Madatic told WPXI.

While the boy was driving, police allege that his mother, 33-year-old Carrie Geyer, was sitting in the passenger seat, holding a 5-year-old in her lap.

Also, investigators say a 4-year-old, 5-year-old and 12-year-old were all sitting in the back seat of the car.

A probable cause affidavit claims that Geyer told police that she felt that the boy “needed to be the man of the house and learn some responsibility.”

She is now charged with five counts of endangering the welfare of children and reckless endangerment.

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