KEARNEY, Nebraska (WKBN) – A man was arrested Wednesday for drunk driving with his kids in the car, and it was not the first time.

Jason Behrens took his kids on vacation and drove through Kearney, Nebraska.

The children became nervous when they noticed the car swerving and making a lot of close calls.

After nearly getting into a head on collision, they started sending texts to 911.

Kearney Police caught up with the family at a Burger King and arrested Behrens.

The children have a message for the officers.

“I just want to thank them,” 14-year-old Mackenzie Behrens said.

“Because they, really, really, really saved our lives,” 12-year-old Ethan Behrens said.

Jason Behrens blew three times the legal limit when arrested. He is charged with DUI and two counts of driving drunk with minors in the vehicle.