DACONO, Colo. (CBS4) – An 18 year old driver faces charges including child abuse after police in Dacono say he was doing donuts with younger teens in his truck.
Officers cited John Meyer, of Longmont, on Sunday. His mother says her son knows he made a mistake when he was in his truck with two 15-year-old girls and a 16-year-old girl and let one of them drive.
Police stopped him at Clem Dufour Park after receiving a call about someone doing donuts.
Meyers told CBS4 he wasn’t driving like that, but police didn’t believe him. He said the officer became abusive.
“(The officer) said ‘You’re a (#@$%#) idiot and you’re just trying to show off to a bunch of girls,’ ” Meyer told CBS4.
Dacono police say the child abuse charge is pertinent because it applies when someone allows a child to be put in danger.
“I’ll own up to anything else but I want the child abuse gone because with that I’ll have a hard time finding a job,” Meyer said.
Meyer is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 9.
His mother remains very upset about the situation and had a word of warning for teen drivers.
“Stay out of Dacono.”