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A Brave 9 Year-Old Boy Called Ontario Police To Report His Mother For Drunk Driving

He was in the van with her and she later blew twice the legal limit.

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York Regional Police are praising a 9 year-old boy in Ontario for an "unbelievable act of bravery" after he called 911 and told the operator his mother was driving drunk with him in the car.

An unbelievable act of bravery as 9yr old calls 9-1-1 to report his mom drinking and driving, while he's in the van https://t.co/aXtfjVKF2g

"The boy sounded scared, but was able to tell the call taker his name, that he was nine, where he was, the description of the van and where he lives," said a police release about the incident.

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His mother spoke to the operator while driving and said she only had one drink and "that she was fine before hanging up the phone."

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Based on the information provided by her son, police tracked the van to a location in Newmarket and placed the 52 year-old woman under arrest. At the police station she blew more than twice the legal limit.

Praise is already flowing in for the boy, who was taken home by his father from the police station.

@YRP Wow. What a brave young boy. And those numbers are alarming.

@YRP My heart breaks for that brave little boy. I hope he knows he's a hero. #KnowingWhenToAskForHelp

@YRP congratulations to that nine yr ol boy he probably saved himself , his mom , & perhaps innocent people. Brave little guy.

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