Teen Forced to Call Cops on Drunk Mom After 'Sickening' Car Ride

A 17-year-old teen was reportedly forced into the position of calling cops on his own mother for drunk driving. With him in the car. Collin Regalia was in the car with his mom, Cindy Wadd, and his 13-year-old brother, Gavin, and his 9-year-old stepsister, when he says he knew something was wrong with his mother before they even got out of the driveway. "She turned around on the basketball court and hit the basketball hoop," he told Fox6 Now.

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But that wasn't the end of it. Gavin says that then his mom "took a sharp turn and her back tire went into the drainage ditch." But the poor kids didn't know what to do, so they stayed in the car with mom, who they say seemed inebriated, as she was dropping them off at their father's house.

But things went downhill from there. The ride to their dad's was no better than the ride out of the driveway -- in fact, it was even scarier on the highway. Collin says:

When she was merging, there was a car in the middle lane and she was so drunk she thought it was in the first lane getting out of the freeway so she didn't want to merge on so she almost drove off the on-ramp.

OMG, these poor kids. Collin pleaded with his mother to pull over, and eventually she pulled into a mall parking lot and waited for their dad to pick them up. But the boys didn't feel right knowing she would then drive off with their young stepsister in the car, so Collin did what he had to do -- he called the police on his mom.

The cops came and so did their dad -- who took pictures of the incident as their mom was given a field sobriety test, which she reportedly failed. Collin says he was "embarrassed" that he had to tell cops this was his mom.

Collin says he hopes his mom gets better, but it doesn't sound like they'll be driving with her any time soon.

"It's sickening that she could think that it's okay to just endanger us children like that," says Collin, sounding incredibly mature for his age.

Hopefully, this is the wake-up call Wadd needs to get help for what sounds like a problem with alcohol. This is reportedly her third drunk driving offense, and she was even supposed to have an interlock ignition device on her car but had never installed it.

A child should never be put in the position of calling cops on his or her own parent -- but Collin did the right thing. I hope he doesn't feel guilty about it. It would have been so much worse if they or someone on the road had been harmed.

 

Image via Waukesha County Sheriff's Office

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