It is unclear whether the incident is the result of horse play, a suicide pact or simply was an accident.
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 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.
Shawn Weimer was arrested a month ago after allowing his young daughter to drive him to a convenience store because he had been drinking.
“He always appeared to me, for as long as I’ve known him, to be a good father and a good dad,” said Michael Wheatly, a former employee of Weimer.
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.
“Ironically enough, she asked the uniformed officer at the scene, ‘Why did you stop me? I’m driving pretty good,'” the detective said.
A used auto supply store planned to move near a residential area of Brownstown Township is stirring up controversy.