Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Child Reportedly Drove Drunken Dad Into Fence.

Byline: Jeff Jones Journal Staff Writer

Eufemio Torres decided to give his daughter a driving lesson one day after school last week, Albuquerque police say, but there were a few problems.

The girl is only 11. Torres was allegedly drunk at the time. And the car smashed into a fence.

"That's not good parenting skills," said Albuquerque Police Department officer Tyrone Chambers, who took the 35-year-old Torres to jail on suspicion of felony child abuse.

Chambers said he was called to a Northwest Albuquerque neighborhood after 5 p.m. Friday because a red 1991 Volkswagen had run over a curb and plowed into a homeowner's fence on Bellrose NW.

Torres had been in the front seat of the Volkswagen with his 11-year-old daughter on his lap, Chambers said. …

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