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Deputy: Woman Arrested for DUI Had Boy, 8, Steering Car

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8-Year-Old Boy Caught Driving for Drunk Mom: Police
Officers spotted the boy steering the car while sitting on his mother's lap. WTMJ's Lauren Winfrey reports. (Published Tuesday, May 9, 2017 ) Officers spotted the boy steering the car while sitting on his mother's lap. See More
Officers spotted the boy steering the car while sitting on his mother's lap. WTMJ's Lauren Winfrey reports. (Published Tuesday, May 9, 2017)

Authorities say a 37-year-old Milwaukee woman arrested on suspicion of her third DUI had an 8-year-old boy on her lap steering the car.

A Milwaukee County sheriff's deputy saw the car entering an on-ramp on Thursday afternoon with a child seated on the driver's lap and steering the car. The deputy stopped the car and saw that the boy was crying. He told the deputy that he did not want to go jail.

The sheriff's office says the driver refused to cooperate with the deputy until the deputy's supervisor arrived. Authorities say the woman was visibly impaired and failed field sobriety tests.

Carrie Bernard was arrested and jailed, with charges pending. The child was turned over to Child Protective Services.

During the arrest a camera inside the police cruiser was rolling as Bernard said "I think I might have a drink after this."