Drunk dad allowed 9-year-old daughter to drive van


A witness alerted police that a little girl was pulling up next to the pumps with her dad in the seat beside her. Police followed the vehicle and found the girl driving on a booster seat.

"She indicated that he was drinking whiskey and, for whatever reason, instead of the little girl being in bed at 3:00 a.m., he decided to go for a ride after drinking," said Brownstone Township Lt. Robert Grant.

The father is facing felony child abuse charges. The girl was turned over to her grandmother after police couldn't find her mom.

Copyright © 2024 KGO-TV. All Rights Reserved.