A Detroit-area man who allowed his then-9-year-old daughter to drive him around because he had been drinking has been sentenced to two years of probation.
A downriver man who used his daughter as a designated driver has pleaded guilty to child abuse charges.
A Woodhaven man has been ordered to stand trial for allowing his young daughter to drive a van as his designated driver.
A decision is expected Tuesday on whether a local dad goes on trial on felony charges, after putting his 9-year-old child in the driver’s seat because he’d been drinking.
His daughter testified Tuesday that he drank half of a bottle of whiskey. The judge called a recess after the girl kept crying.
Shawn Weimer was arrested a month ago after allowing his young daughter to drive him to a convenience store because he had been drinking.
Shawn Weimer can visit his daughter under the supervision of child welfare officials.
For the second time this month, authorities have charged a father with allowing his 9-year-old child to be a designated driver.
Brownstown Township police pulled the van over after getting a call from a witness on October 8th. 39-year-old Shawn Weimer, seen on video surveillance, had just told a clerk his daughter was driving him around in the early morning hours because he was drunk.