FL Grandparents Arrested After Towing Girl in Drunken Joy Ride [VIDEO]

Photo courtesy: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

A Florida couple is facing legal troubles after a joy ride that was a little out of the ordinary, and put a little girl at risk.

FOX News Radio’s Chris Hoenig has the story:

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(Berloni) “Stupid idea. ((laughs)) Stupid idea.”

…That’s what Belinda Berloni calls what she and her husband did Sunday, taking their 7-year-old granddaughter for a joy ride.  The girl was in a toy car being towed – by two dog leashes – behind the SUV Paul Berloni was driving…and he had been drinking.

(Berloni) “It’s Sunday afternoon, had a few beers.  No big deal.”

Not according to Sarasota County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Wendy Rose.

(Rose) “Paul Berloni told the deputy that he has five prior DUIs.”

…And the 49-year-old’s license had been suspended for a decade.  Deputies arrested both, charging them with child endangerment.

CLICK HERE to read the Probable Cause Affidavit from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office that led to the couple’s arrest. 

The girl was wearing a bathing suit and no protective equipment or helmet, but was not injured.

Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.

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