HAYWARD, Wis. (WCCO) — A 14-year-old driver, who was smoking marijuana, was arrested after admitting he was driving the vehicle because the owner was intoxicated, according to police.
A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper pulled the vehicle over around 12:54 a.m. Saturday for speeding on Highway 63 and Beal in Sawyer County.
After the vehicle was stopped, the trooper observed the teen driver jump into the rear seat of the vehicle. Officials also revealed he had been smoking marijuana.
The driver was arrested and submitted to a blood test. The results are pending.
The juvenile was later released to a responsible adult.
Charges are pending for the vehicle’s owner.