TRENTON, N.J. — Police say a New Jersey man asked his 11-year-old son to get behind the wheel when he became too drunk to drive.

Authorities say 33-year-old Jorge Garcia picked his son up on Friday from the child’s grandmother’s house in Hamilton. Police tell ( ) the Trenton man was too intoxicated to drive home and got disoriented.

Police say Garcia asked his son if he wanted to drive home, but the boy became frightened and called his grandmother. Authorities say the grandmother picked the child up and called the police.

Officials say responding officers found Garcia passed out next to his vehicle.

Garcia has been charged with driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child. It wasn’t immediately known if he had an attorney to comment on his behalf.

Information from: NJ Advance Media.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.