Left with a smashed up car, a mother is now trying to straighten out her son.
A local teen is charged with a DUI after a crash. Now, he faces more charges thanks to his mother. The teen's mother decided to do something police say few parents are willing to do: press charges against her own son after he stole her car.
"It's very tough raising a teenager. He's never taken anything from me like that," she told a local television station.
Early in the morning, an officer saw the vehicle driving recklessly. When the driver saw the officer, he didn't stop and took off eventually crashing into an apartment dumpster.
Now, she's pressing charges in addition to driving under the influence and driving without a license, she wants him charged with stealing the car.
"He needs to know that there needs to be a stop to it and if I don't go this way he could hurt someone or hurt himself and I don't want that to happen," she explains.
One of six children, there is no sympathy from siblings while he sits in juvenile hall for the weekend while the seriousness of his actions sets in.
The mother told CBS13 that her son is a typical 16-year-old who is starting to do more with his friends and tell her less. But, this mother believes that choices come with consequences.
"It was tough for me to make this decision," she said.
With these specific charges, the 16-year-old could be facing fines and community service. It could also be a long time before he's able to get his drivers license.
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