Mom smoked weed while her son drove a car without a license

EUCLID, Ohio (WJW) — A Cleveland Heights mother is now facing charges after police say she smoked marijuana inside her vehicle while her teenage son, who did not have a driver’s license, driving his car.

“Due to the marijuana and the lack of a driver’s license, this created a disturbing incident,” said Euclid Police Chief Scott Meyer.

Police stopped the vehicle the teenager was driving around 6.15pm Wednesday on Hawthorne Drive for a traffic violation.

According to the Euclid police report, the officer said he smelled marijuana when he approached the vehicle.

“The passenger, the adult, admitted she had just smoked marijuana,” Euclid Police Captain Mitch Houser said. ‘What we subsequently discovered, however, was that his son, 16 without a driver’s licence, was driving the car. He didn’t have his temporary license either.

The woman told police she was teaching her son to drive.

“He’s learning to drive, right? an officer is heard asking the mother on police body camera video. “So having someone smoke weed in the car probably isn’t the best thing, is it?”

Police say a loaded gun was also found inside the vehicle.

The woman is accused of letting someone without a license drive her car. She could face other charges.

Detectives are still investigating.

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