HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – A terrified 12-year-old boy calls the police to report his mom is driving drunk. He pleads with dispatch not to arrest her, but explains how scared he is.
“My mom, she was drinking with her friends and she’s ran out of cigarettes and she’s gone to the Navajo Refinery and I don’t want her to get arrested I just don’t want her to kill herself,” said the boy, on the 911 call.
It was a cry for help from a mortified 12-year-old boy, whose mom just left him on the on the side of the road.
“She’s my mom and I don’t want her to get arrested but she’s just really, she’s driving really unsafe,” the boy said to the dispatcher.
Then the boy’s mother, 49-year-old Bobbie Sue Smith comes back, and she’s not happy.
“If you want me to bring him to the jailhouse and drop him off so I don’t abuse him in any kind of way I’ll be more than happy to. I’m not drunk, I’m not upset, I’m just not gonna let him talk to me like he’s 21 I’m not gonna do it,” said Smith to the dispatcher.
Hobbs police arrived at the scene, the boy pleads with the officer not to take his mom to jail and Smith continues to blame her son.
“Thank you, because you’ve upset me, he thinks I’m drinking,” said Smith, at the scene.
The officer gives Smith a field sobriety test which officers say she failed. Smith is arrested and her husband comes picks up her son.
To make a bad day worse for the 12-year-old, Smith tells officers it’s the boy’s birthday.