Mich. dad who let 9-year-old drive gets probation
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:06:09 GMT —
A Detroit-area man who allowed his 9-year-old daughter to drive him around because he had been drinking has been sentenced to two years of probation.
Shawn Weimer pleaded guilty in December to second-degree child abuse and allowing an unlicensed minor to operate a motor vehicle.
Weimer was also ordered to pay court costs and fees during sentencing Thursday in Wayne County Circuit Court.
Weimer was arrested Oct. 8 when police pulled over his van and found his daughter behind the wheel. Surveillance video from a Brownstown Township gas station shows the 39-year-old bragging about the 9-year-old's driving skills.
Weimer pleaded guilty on the condition he'd receive no jail time.
The girl is now 10 years old.