A Michigan father, suspected of being drunk, is accused of having his 9 year old daughter drive him to the store while he sat in the passenger seat!
39 year old Shawn Weimer was arrested around 2 a.m. after officers, alerted by a 911 call, pulled the van over. The girl was sitting behind the wheel in a child’s booster seat.
“Are you sure the child’s driving, sir?” the dispatcher asks the 911 caller. “Yes,” he replies. “The guy at the gas station couldn’t believe it, either.”
Here’s the video of the girl parking the van:
The daughter told officers her father had been drinking whiskey all night, took her out to drive, and then decided to stop at the gas station, Grant says.
The detective says the girl’s parents are separated, and she was with her father for the weekend. “Very sweet, intelligent little girl,” he adds.
On store surveillance video, Weimer brags to a clerk at a service station about his daughter.
“I got a designated driver,” he says. “Nine years old. Nine. Dad, drinking. Listen, we’re leaving, and she’s driving.” At one point, the girl says. “And I parked.”
Grant says Weimer was “argumentative” with the arresting officers, saying it was his right to teach his daughter how to drive.
He was charged with second-degree child abuse, a 4-year felony, Grant says.
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