We’ve always heard that we should not drink and drive. If you had a drink too many, you should hand your car keys to a sober driver — but that does not mean you can hand the keys to your 9-year-old child.
Earlier this month, Brownstown Township Police pulled a big red van over, and was surprised to see a 9-year-old girl on the driver’s seat.
Shawn Weimer, 39, from Brownstown Township, Michigan, allowed her 9-year-old daughter to drive because he was too drunk to manage the wheel. He was even bragging about it when the girl parked the car to get some gas. The father was stumbling as he walked and his words were slurred, according to the clerk who was on duty at the pump that time.
The girl was seated on a booster and was in command of the pedals and even her signal lights. When police pulled her over, she asked why when she was “driving good.”
A concerned citizen, who saw the incident, followed the car after he made the call to the police to ensure that they would be able to catch the vehicle and pull it over immediately.
“And, in fact, as heinous as this is, the little girl looks at the police officer and says, ‘What did you stop me for? I was driving good.’ Incredible. Obviously, the officer told her she was too young to drive.”
Police further stated that this was not the first time that the girl had driven.
It was later found out that the parents of the girl were divorced and that she was spending the weekend with her dad. The father told police he was just teaching her daughter how to drive, and then refused to take a breathalyzer test. The father apparently had too much whiskey to drink that night.
The irresponsible dad will be facing a felony child abuse charge based on everything that took place.