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Terrified 11-Year-Old Calls 911 On Own Mom For Drunk Driving – While He's In Backseat

"I think it absolutely says that he’s a courageous young man, who knows the difference between right and wrong."

A boy in Beaverton, Oregon called 911 on his own mother for driving drunk from the backseat of her car.

Nicole Norris, 30, was driving home from a minor league baseball team game Saturday night when her 11-year-old son called 911, according to Oregon Live.

Police arrived and Norris was cited for a DUI. Her blood alcohol content was nearly twice the legal limit, an NBC affiliate reports.

"I’ve never had that call before,” Deputy Deputy Shannon Wilde. “We get a lot of concerned citizens, people call in, about people they think are driving impaired, swerving, or driving really slow, but to have a child call from inside the car to say the parent is driving impaired is unusual."

Wilde praised the boy for his actions.

"I think it absolutely says that he’s a courageous young man, who knows the difference between right and wrong,” said  Wilde. “Even doing something as hard as turning in your own parent. I think that takes a lot of guts and he obviously felt unsafe enough to the point where he had to reach out for help, which says a lot about the situation."

[Washington County Sheriff’s Office]

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