updated 4/19/2010 4:23:17 PM ET 2010-04-19T20:23:17

Albuquerque police have arrested a man on child abuse charges, alleging he was drunk and let his 11-year-old nephew drive.

Officers say the boy lost control of the pickup truck and slammed into a car in a driveway, pushing it into a tree.

Police say the child abuse charges against Ivan Tena-Munoz were filed because he put the child and the child's 14-year-old brother in danger in Friday's incident.

According to a criminal complaint, the boy tried to drive away from the scene but neighbors stopped the truck.

Police say the two boys fled, leaving Tena-Munoz in the truck.

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