Houston mom charged after allegedly letting 12-year-old drive while she was intoxicated

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Monday, May 11, 2015

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A Houston mother is facing serious charges after prosecutors say she was intoxicated, so she let her 12-year-old take the wheel.

Maria Del Sotelo-Vazquez, 26, is charged with endangering a child.

Police were called to the scene of an accident at an apartment complex, and reportedly found a 12-year-old boy in the driver's seat, with the door open. They say the child had struck two other vehicles in the parking lot, and that his mother was with him and showed signs of intoxication.

Sotelo-Vazquez reportedly told police she was giving the boy a driving lesson, but later told Eyewitness News it was all a misunderstanding.