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Father charged after son drives ATV

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Posted: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 12:51 pm

A Gilbert father faces a misdemeanor charge after police say he let his 12-year-old son drive a street-legal ATV, which rolled over and injured the boy and two passengers.

Sgt. Bill Balafas says the boy was knocked unconscious Friday afternoon and was taken to a hospital.

Authorities say the passengers, who were neighbors, were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Police say they charged the father for allowing his son to drive the vehicle a quarter-mile from their home.

The father faces a misdemeanor count of allowing an unauthorized minor to drive a vehicle.

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