KEARNEY, NE (WCMH) — The kids say they were scared when their dad was driving drunk so they texted police to have him arrested.
According to KHGI, 12-year-old Ethan Behrens and 14-year-old Mackenzie Behrens were heading going on vacation to Colorado with their dad when they noticed he began swerving.
“When a car passed, you could hear how close it was, you could hear the metal,” Ethan said.
The kids say this wasn’t the first time their dad has gotten behind the wheel drunk.
“I think this last time they were scared enough that they had no other choice,” Amy Brooks, the kids’ mother told KHGI.
The kids said at one point, they almost hit another car head one and they begged their dad to pull over.
“He’s like, ‘I’m not drunk.’ And then he kept on driving and that’s the point I got really, really scared and I just started praying a lot,” Ethan said.
Police caught up to Jason Behrens, the kids’ father, at a Burger King when he stopped to get something to eat. According to police, Jason Behrens blew three times the legal limit.