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Dad of 9-year-old driver returning to court

WOODHAVEN, Mich. (AP) - A Detroit-area man charged with child abuse after police found his 9-year-old daughter driving is returning to court if see if the case will stick.

A judge in Woodhaven is holding a hearing Tuesday to determine if there's probable cause to send Shawn Weimer to trial. Police say he put his daughter behind the wheel of his full-size van after a day of drinking last month.

The evidence includes Weimer bragging about his daughter's driving skills while a surveillance camera rolled inside a Brownstown Township gas station.

Weimer's attorney, David Steingold, says he's offered to end the case with a misdemeanor plea deal but prosecutors aren't interested. He says felony charges are excessive.

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