ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque police arrested a man on child abuse charges, alleging he was drunk and let his 11-year-old nephew drive.
Officers say the boy lost control of the pickup truck and slammed into a car in a driveway, pushing it into a tree.
Police say the child abuse charges against Ivan Tena-Munoz were filed because he put the child and the child’s 14-year-old brother in danger in Friday’s incident.
According to a criminal complaint, the boy tried to drive away from the scene but neighbors stopped the truck.
Police say the two boys fled, leaving Tena-Munoz in the truck.