14-year-old caught driving with drunk stepfather

Posted at 11:11 AM, Feb 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-10 17:45:57-05

Newport News, Va. - Newport News Police arrested a 30-year-old man and ticketed a 14-year-old boy after an incident Thursday night.

Police say around 10:30 p.m., an officer noticed a 2000 Lexus traveling northbound on Jefferson Avenue in the far right lane with no rear lights.

The officer made contact with the driver, who turned out to be his 14-year-old stepson.

The passenger, 30-year-old Victor J. Labega, told police that he called the boy to pick him up because he was too drunk to drive.

Labega was arrested and charged with Abuse/Child Neglect: Reckless Disregard for Life. He was also wanted out of Virginia Beach for capias.

The 14-year-old driver's mother was notified to come to the scene. He was issued a summons for No Operators License.