Children text 911 to report dad driving drunk

The man's blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit; the kids are now in the care of their mother


KUTV.com

KEARNEY, Neb. — Two Nebraska children claim their father took them on a drive while he was drunk -- and they texted 911 to report him.

Ethan and Mackenzie Behrens, 12 and 14 years old, said they knew their dad, Jason Behrens, was drunk when they began their drive to Colorado for Vacation. "We told him we don't want to go anymore because you are drunk and I don't want to die," Mackenzie said. The kids said it wasn't the first time this had happened.

"When a car passed, you could hear how close it was," said Ethan, who claimed his dad was swerving dangerously in the road. The kids told each other they would send the text to 911 if their father swerved one more time.

Full story: Children text 911 while in the car with drunk father

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