A 14-year-old boy was arrested Aug. 5 for allegedly driving with a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit with his suspected intoxicated father in the passenger seat.
Jay Robert Parker Jr. and his father, Jay Robert Parker, 49, both of Mitchell, were arrested shortly after midnight on Interstate 90 near mile marker 323, about four miles east of Mount Vernon.
According to an affidavit prepared by Davison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Harr, authorities received two traffic complaints that involved the car allegedly being driven by the younger Parker.
After catching up with the vehicle, Harr noticed it was swerving erratically and activated his lights and siren, the report states, but the vehicle did not stop for another four miles.
When Harr approached the vehicle, he saw the younger Parker in the driver’s seat with his father seated next to him in the passenger seat, according to the affidavit. After allegedly performing poorly on a series of sobriety tests, the younger Parker was arrested for drunken driving.
His blood alcohol was 0.165 at the time of his arrest, the report says. The legal limit for driving in South Dakota is 0.08.