An Iowa father whose 12-year-old son struck a 4-year-old boy while driving the man’s car has been sent to prison.
Black Hawk County District Court records say 34-year-old Jesse Azbill pleaded guilty Friday to child endangerment and aiding and abetting serious injury by auto. He was sentenced to seven years.
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Police say Azbill had given his son permission to drive the vehicle, and Azbill was in it when the little boy was struck Aug. 6 while riding a bicycle in Waterloo. The boy was taken to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City for treatment. His name hasn’t been released.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports Azbill told the court Friday that he was sorry and said: “I will never let a kid get behind the wheel again.”
The Associated Press contributed to this article