Mark A Hughes, a 35 year old Tennessee father has been charged with aggravated child abuse, neglect and contributing to a minor’s delinquency after forcing his 15 year old son to drink alcohol until he passed out during a ‘drinking game.’
WBIR-TV reports cops were called to the teen’s home Saturday night by witnesses who said Hughes forced his son to play a drinking game. Officers said when they arrived, the boy had no pulse and they performed CPR until an ambulance arrived.
The report would add that ‘several people at the home said the teen’s father, 35-year-old Mark Allen Hughes, forced his son to play a drinking game with him while watching the Tennessee football game on Saturday. Witnesses told police that Hughes made his son play the game after he caught the 15-year-old drinking. Some of the witnesses then left the home, but when they came back, the teen was lying unresponsive on the kitchen floor.’
The report would also add that the father proceeded to fight with other witnesses when they attempted to take the inebriated boy outside. Cops would note that the father was ‘clearly intoxicated’ and ‘couldn’t keep his balance,‘ when they arrived at the family house.
The teen’s grandmother told the station he has been released from the hospital and is doing well. Or is he?
Sweetwater Police Chief Eddie Byrum says the case will be prosecuted to the fullest.