Good Driving Daughter Caught Driving Drunk Dad Home
DETROIT, Michigan ~ (NBC New York/ msnbc.com) ~ Cops in Brownstown stopped a young girl who was driving her drunk father home, but doing good on the road by all accounts.
Police received a report from a witness who saw the girl driving a van out of a gas station around 3:00am on Saturday, October 8th, according to msnbc.com. "A 7-year-old is driving it and her dad is drunk and he's in the passenger side," the caller told a 911 dispatcher, as he followed the suspected driver down West Road in Brownstown Township. He continued, "she's got her turn signal on. She's turning right. She's driving pretty good I'm telling you, I can't believe it."
When cops caught up to the van it turned out the girl was actually nine years old; they found her behind the steering wheel, sitting up on a booster seat. Detective Lt. Robert Grant said, "she looks at the uniformed officer and says 'what did you stop me for? I was driving good'," he added the simple commentary, "absolutely incredible." The child, who was not identified, told police her father had been drinking all night and decided to take them out for a cruise, and later asked the girl to drive them back home. The father, identified as 39-year-old Shawn Weimer, was charged with two counts of child abuse; one a felony and the other a misdemeanor.The girl's parents are separated and she was turned over to her maternal grandfather when police could not reach her mother.
Photo credit: Brownstown Township Police