A couple have appeared in court accused of getting their nine-year-old daughter to drive them home after a boozy night out.
Jason Roth and Amanda Eggert were charged with child neglect and recklessly endangering safety after their truck was pulled over by police .
The court heard officers found the nine-year-old girl at the wheel and an 11-month-old baby in the back of the vehicle in Wisconsin, US.
The little girl allegedly drove the vehicle for several miles and only narrowly avoided colliding with oncoming traffic.
Fox29 reports that Deputy Jeff Hahn told the court:
“As the nine-year-old exited the truck, it was still running and in drive when Mr Roth was sitting in the truck by himself.He turned the ignition off and the truck began rolling backwards down the hill towards the river. I jumped into the truck to hit the brakes and put the truck in park.”
He added both adults appeared to be extremely drunk and breath tests at the scene suggested the adults were three times over the legal drink-drive limit.
The pair will face trial later this year.