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      Mich. dad who let 9-year-old drive gets probation

      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.

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