A Detroit-area man had his 9-year-old daughter DRIVE him to the store because he was DRUNK! A surveillance video from a gas station shows him telling a clerk that his daughter was his “designated driver.”
Brownstown Township Detective Lt. Robert Grant said the girl was sitting behind the wheel in a child’s booster seat before 3 a.m. on Oct. 8, when an officer opened the driver’s side door of the full-sized panel van her father uses for work. He said she was surprised when police pulled her over.
She said to the officer, “What did you stop me for? I was driving good,” Grant told the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News.
The videotape obtained by The Associated Press shows the van pulling up to the station and walking in with his daughter. He told an unseen clerk that she was driving him around because he had been drinking.
The girl told police that her father had been drinking whiskey all night. She said he had allowed her to drive before.
The father, who told officers he was teaching his daughter to drive, was arrested and refused a Breathalyzer test, Grant said. He was charged with second- and fourth-degree child abuse during an Oct. 10 arraignment. He was ordered to have no contact with his daughter. [source]
Well at least he didn’t get behind the wheel drunk!