A Richmond man was charged with wanton endangerment after he allegedly allowed a small child to drive, the Madison County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
Off-duty deputy Michelle Albertson was at her home Monday night when she saw a small child driving a 2011 Suzuki. The child could barely see over the steering wheel, the news release said.
There was a man in the passenger seat. Albertson got into her cruiser and caught up to the Suzuki as it pulled into a driveway at 124 Frances Drive, near the Boonesboro exit off Interstate 75.
The adult, Robert Buckner, 41, got out of the vehicle and was "extremely intoxicated," the news release said.
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Buckner was charged with wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare or a minor. He was being held in the Madison County jail.