Some kids have more sense than their parents

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Some kids have more sense than their parents

Post by RebLem » Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:18 am

Police say dad took kids to Hooters, drove drunk

By Stephanie Garcia Krenrich |Albuquerque Tribune
Monday, February 12, 2007

The boys, ages 8 and 10, just wanted to go to It'z family fun center.

What they got instead was a trip Saturday night to two Hooters and a ride home with a drunken driver, according to a Metro Court criminal complaint.

Michael Vigil, 37, landed in jail, charged with two counts each of child abuse and battery on a police officer.

According to the criminal complaint:

Vigil's son, 10, and his friend, 8, called 911, saying they were in a car stopped in the middle of the road and Vigil was drunk.

When Albuquerque police arrived in the 7100 block of Louisiana Boulevard Northeast, they found Vigil leaving the car, swaying and reeking of alcohol.

The two boys told police Vigil had taken them to two different Hooters restaurants and drank beer at each. They said he later stopped at a gas station and told them he was buying Dr. Pepper.

"He lied to us. He was drinking beer," one of the boys told police.

The boys said they had yelled at Vigil not to drive and asked the officer, "It's not OK to drink and drive, is it?"

Police said Vigil was extremely combative, kicking two officers in the leg and spitting all over the back of a patrol car. A breath test given later showed his blood alcohol level at 0.16, or twice the legal limit.

Police were able to locate the mother of one of the boys and found a family member to take care of them.

Vigil's bail is set at $20,000. ... printer=1/
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Post by Ralph » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:08 am


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Re: Some kids have more sense than their parents

Post by Opus132 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:45 am

RebLem wrote: The boys, ages 8 and 10, just wanted to go to It'z family fun center.

What they got instead was a trip Saturday night to two Hooters
And the difference his? Hooters IS a family fun center. Jealous girlfriends and spouses made sure of that... :lol:

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Post by jbuck919 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:13 am

You are all going to get sick of my substitute teaching stories (you probably should do so), but yesterday I had a class where a seventh grade boy told me that he was an orphan living with his aunt because he had lost (I mean, as in to death) his drug addicted mother and drunken abusive father within the last two years. Now obviously, to avoid being tedious, I am leaving out the middle of the story of how I happened to be the recipient of his "confidence," and yes, every adult in the school knows about it as ancient history, but the point is that even very young kids know what is going on, have great resilience, and will usually bounce back if the right thing is done by them. That last is the key.

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