Drunk Dad Uses His 9-Year-Old Daughter as His Designated Driver (Video)

Yes, a 9-Year-Old is Driving This Van

In Brownstown Township, MI, a father and his 9-year-old daughter were out for a drive. But this tale isn’t quite that simple. Is has a good side and a bad, bad side.

The bad side of the story? The father was reportedly wasted and enlisted his 9-year-old daughter as his designated driver at …3 a.m.. The good side?  Apparently she was even at such a young age a decent driver.  The two came out of their adventure unharmed —physically that is. Mentally, that’s another story.  There are some serious repercussions —jail. The nine-year-old girls’ driving was halted when she was pulled over by the cops.  The funny thing?

She reportedly – via CBS News –  told the police after they pulled her over,  “What did you stop me for? I was driving good.” Her dad even made sure she had her seat belt on and used a booster seat so she could see. And this little girl was driving a great big van. But it wasn’t her driving that alerted the police that something was amiss. A witness saw the girl in the driver’s seat at a local gas station and called 911, reporting the very under age driver.  At the gas station store, the father was video taped admitting that his daughter was doing the driving and saying, “I got a designated driver.”

To the police, he just told him he was teaching his daughter to drive. Yes, to drive in the middle of the night while he stinks of whiskey – no cop would believe that one.  And they didn’t. He was arrested and was charged with second- and fourth-degree child abuse.

You can check out the video right here.


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