Girl, 11, Charged With DUI After Chase

Girl, 11, Charged With DUI After Chase

There are 201 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Jul 6, 2007, titled Girl, 11, Charged With DUI After Chase. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

Police who chased a car for miles along a highway at speeds up to 100 mph said the driver was drunk, hardly a rarity in this resort town.

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sugarfoot

Ashburn, VA

#164 Jul 6, 2007
This question among a thousand others when it comes to an eleven year old girl...Where the hell were her parents??!!!
Georgia

Smyrna, GA

#165 Jul 6, 2007
Imangttia wrote:
Where are the Madd Mothers Against Drunks? They are driving their cars while talking on the cell phone and not paying attention to what they are doing. Has anyone ever heard a Madd Mother speak out about the accidents caused by cell phone usage? NO! And why not? Because these Madd Mothers don't drink but they do use cell phones and they don't want anyone telling them not to talk and drive because that is their pleasure.
Boy, we've got some agressive people on here. And they are making some sweeping accusations and assumptions. Think we ought to do some kind of study to determine whether all members of MADD are driving while talking on their cell phones. I'd bet we'd find a fair share who were against that as well. But what do I know? I'm one of those dummies who doesn't believe in lumping everyone into set categories and assuming they all behave the same.
Georgia

Smyrna, GA

#167 Jul 6, 2007
harold wrote:
Do you think her mother-in-law gave her the keys??
That's cold, funny, but cold.
J in Washington

Tacoma, WA

#168 Jul 6, 2007
OK......

Now I have... seen it all.

Anyway, I just hope that an over-ambitious district attorney doesn't charge her "as an adult." Murder is one thing, DUI is different.
Georgia

Smyrna, GA

#169 Jul 6, 2007
observer wrote:
What else are bad girls going to do to totally erradicate their femininity ? Time for some corporate punishment to be meted on her likes !!!
What does femininity have to do with it? Would any aspect of this be different if it were a 11 year old boy charged with DUI?
Georgia

Smyrna, GA

#170 Jul 6, 2007
LuAnn wrote:
<quoted text>just drinking tea no boose can't drink it and I don't do drugs so get off my case a**hole maybe you are drunk and stoned
undertaker wrote:
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At least if you were drunk or stoned you would have an excuse. It must be just an INHERITED MENTAL STATE OF LUNACY.
Trying to tell us you think LuAnn is your daughter?

(Sorry, LuAnn, no offense intended.)
JSW

United States

#171 Jul 6, 2007
I am glad I am not from Alabama. I think the girl should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. If you are able to drive a car at age 11 you should face the charges. The problem in this country is that we are not tough enough on adults or children. We should stop being easy on her just because she is a child.
Georgia

Smyrna, GA

#172 Jul 6, 2007
Ryah wrote:
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**Just wondering -WHY do you feel the need to ATTACK and name call in all posts you make ?? If everyone is so Ignorant that they irritate you that much... why not go to a MENSA Forum ?? Actual conversation, and civilized verbage is a sign of intelligence.... name calling and bullying is a sign of immaturity and frustration.
Going to MENSA wouldn't work for this poor guy. It doesn't take a genius IQ to understand that the only reason for attacking everyone on a personal level on a forum is an inability to make any legitimate arguments. It's rather like the person who believes they have to scream the loudest or resort to physical violence when they know they have no chance of winning an argument or discussion based on logic. Maybe we're taking the wrong approach with undertaker. With that type of limited ability, undertaker may just need our sympathy. It's not like undertaker is going to comprehend the logic whether we point it out patiently or sarcastically.

I apologize undertaker. I rushed to defend someone against your attacks when I should have understood that you were doing your best.

“Nice Gloomy, Spooky Day”

Since: Apr 07

Uniondale , NY (Nassau Cty)

#173 Jul 6, 2007
Georgia wrote:
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Boy, we've got some agressive people on here. And they are making some sweeping accusations and assumptions. Think we ought to do some kind of study to determine whether all members of MADD are driving while talking on their cell phones. I'd bet we'd find a fair share who were against that as well. But what do I know? I'm one of those dummies who doesn't believe in lumping everyone into set categories and assuming they all behave the same.
Thank you Georgia, it takes a sharp mind to be able to realize that people are unique and need individual attention. I try to say meet them half way.
Georgia

Smyrna, GA

#174 Jul 6, 2007
highlyintelligent wrote:
Hold on folks! I know this family personally. The parents are very responsible people. They own a factory on the outskirts of town which manufactures underwear for deaf people.
It's great to have someone with a bit of personal insight to offer into this. So how did the child get the alcohol? And the keys? And disappear long enough for the cops to engage in a high speed chase with her? And how long has she been driving? It would be absolutely miraculous if a child could drive a car for 100 mph for miles and not hit everything on the road from lack of experience. Whose custody was she in when she was drinking and taking off in the car?

I'm reserving thoughts on the parents long enough to find out the answers to these questions. So please give us answers to these questions that are running through all our brains.
Georgia

Smyrna, GA

#175 Jul 6, 2007
whitecamelia wrote:
i had a girlfriend like that when i was 12.when i turned 14 she started robbing banks- i had to let her go.......those crazy moody,immature,spiteful,damned dangerous women..........gotta love em.
until they kill you anyway
kar

United States

#176 Jul 6, 2007
Notwithstanding all the other charges, but what is the legal driving age in these parts?
Georgia

Smyrna, GA

#177 Jul 6, 2007
J in Washington wrote:
OK......
Now I have... seen it all.
Anyway, I just hope that an over-ambitious district attorney doesn't charge her "as an adult." Murder is one thing, DUI is different.
Only as long as noone dies.

But, since noone did here, there's not much chance of them charging her as an adult. Her age is too far below the legal limit for them to attempt that without murder.
bart

United States

#178 Jul 6, 2007
HER PIMP GAVE HER THE BOOZE
Tom Davis

United States

#179 Jul 6, 2007
That kid needs to be put in jail
joe

United States

#180 Jul 6, 2007
Now CPS will get a hold of her and she'll be raped by her handlers and put on psychotropics for crying about it, nice huh?...
jagsarnburg

United States

#181 Jul 6, 2007
NICE JOB ON PARENTING!!!

Since: Jun 07

Aiken, SC

#182 Jul 6, 2007
mamatotex wrote:
umm why does it say alcohol limit was .02 past the legal limit for minors? I thought it was against the law for "minors" to drink so shouldn't any limit be over the limit?
Most mouthwash contains alcohol and it does show up in breath tests. that is the reason for the legal limit for minors.

“Relax..Accept.. Enjoy !!”

Since: Apr 07

Huntington, WV/Vero Beach, FL

#183 Jul 7, 2007
Georgia wrote:
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Only as long as noone dies.
But, since noone did here, there's not much chance of them charging her as an adult. Her age is too far below the legal limit for them to attempt that without murder.
Georgia wrote:
<quoted text>
Only as long as noone dies.
But, since noone did here, there's not much chance of them charging her as an adult. Her age is too far below the legal limit for them to attempt that without murder.
They ought to atleast SCARE the crap out of her !!

When I was 14...I made a bad choice. I got out of classes to go to an orthodontist appt (yeah...braces !!) I met a friend that only went to school 1/2 day (she was 17, and a senior), she talked me into going to this college bar. I did look older (until I opened my MOUTH and the braces gave me away). Anyway, we proceeded to have a beer. Then 2...3..??!! We made it back to her house "rather late"... 8:00pm-ish. My parents knew that I was going to meet her... so when they couldn't find us.... "ground Zero was her house. My Mom stayed at home incase I came there.... My Dad was waiting at her house.... with HIS police cruiser parked in her driveway !!(My Dad was a police Sgt !!) OH GAWD !! Instant Sobriety !!
My father was livid with me. He made a few phone calls... and said that my friend and I could go home tonite... but we had to report to court the next AM @ 8 !!(to give him time to set this whole "scare" up.) I didn't know that "REAL Court" starts at 9am !!
The next morning, scared as hell... we were there @ 7:30am. Finger printed, mug shots, and led through the (adult) jail, where the prisoneers were previously told (un beknownst to us) to scare the hell out of us !! They did well !!
The "Judge" was actually a detective..but had on a robe, and scared us to death !! According to this "Judge" I was (Her was different due to age difference)put on 2 years "probation"... had to maintain a "B-average" in school.... and had to be IN THE HOUSE by dark" for the term of probation". IF I went against any of the terms of this "probation" ... I would be sent away to Jeuvey !! OMG !!
I felt like such a criminal... Lower than Low. I did a 180* turn...and was the best kid !! I was so afraid to go through that again !!
***I did not find out until I was 20, and applying for a paramedic trainning program that required a background check.... and I had to ask my Father IF the records were seald at 18... or did I have to fess-up about "my indescretion" ... that I found out it was ALL a ruise... a LESSON that my very caring Father went to alot of trouble to put together to SCARE ME STRAIGHT !! And it Worked !!
Georgia

Smyrna, GA

#185 Jul 7, 2007
Ryah wrote:
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<quoted text>
They ought to atleast SCARE the crap out of her !!
I suddenly have a great deal of respect and admiration for your father. To be able to pull off a ruse like that for such an important reason is, besides hilarious, downright impressive.

My daughter was probably about 6 or 7 when she came across a box of tacks lying on the floor of KMart and picked them up and walked out with them. You could almost see it being completely innocent except for the fact she kept said box of tacks out of sight while we went through checkout and on out the store.

When she pulled the tacks out to show me what she'd found, I decided to make sure she never walked out of a store with something not paid for again. We turned around and I marched her right up to the service desk and asked to speak with a manager. The manager came up and I explained that my daughter had walked out of the store with a box of tacks she had not paid for. The manager looked down at my sweet adorable daughter and said, "Well, she brought them back and that's the important thing." I wanted to strangle her (figuratively).

So, we leave and I try to convince my daughter just how badly things could have turned out if they had caught her leaving the store with their property. And, she was contrite, but I still wasn't convinced she'd learned her lesson for life.

I thought about it a moment and then drove straight to the police station. I explained the situation to the desk clerk who was kind enough to get an officer to come out and speak with us. I explained how I wanted her scared to even think of taking something again.

The officer came through for me, not nearly as well as your father did, but enough so that my now 16 year old daughter has never forgotten. For that matter, neither of her brothers has either. He stood over this sweet adorable little blond hair blue eyed angel and started interrogating her and then explained all the choices he had for dealing with her. You should have seen her face when he asked her if he could trust her to never do anything like that again or did he need to take her on back to the jail and let her see what happens to criminals. She promised she'd never do that again and she meant it. For good measure, he let her know he would remember her face if she ever had to be brought in again. She promised and promised she'd be good.

I am happy to say we've never had any reason to suspect her of anything like that again. These days she is probably the most responsible and conscientious teenager I know. I've been really fortunate with my kids. We've had our challenges but fortunately none involve criminal behavior. Of course, the 12 year old is still a bit of a wild card.

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