Florida Couple Let Child Drive After Giving Kid Marijuana, Beer: Police

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013  |  Updated 10:26 AM EDT
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A Florida man and woman were arrested on child abuse charges after police say they gave marijuana, beer and cigarettes to a child then let the kid drive a car.

Rusty Douglas Johnson, 41, and Kim Johnson, 32, were arrested in Rockledge Thursday on charges of cruelty to a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to FloridaToday.com.

Jail records showed Rusty Johnson was still being held behind bars and was also charged with a parole violation. No jail information was available for Kim Johnson.

Rockledge Police wouldn't give the name, age or sex of the child, who was under the care of Rusty and Kim Johnson.

Police said the child was given marijuana on four different occasions.

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