KEARNEY, Neb. – Teenagers and texting go hand-in-hand, but it’s not often that a teen uses it to blow the whistle on a parent.
Central Nebraska officials told the Kearney Hub that’s exactly what happened Friday, when a 13-year-old girl used Buffalo County’s text-to-911 system to tell authorities her father was driving drunk.
Police then stopped the car and said they found the girl and her 12-year-ol brother being driven by their 44-year-old father.
Police said a preliminary breath test showed the father’s blood alcohol level at .224 — nearly three times the legal driving limit of .08.
Authorities say it was the fourth time the text-to-911 system had been used since coming online in January 2015. It was the second time its use led to an arrest in Buffalo County.