Man who allowed daughter, 9, to drive enters plea - WNEM TV 5

Man who allowed daughter, 9, to drive enters plea

Shawn Weimer Shawn Weimer

DETROIT (AP) - A 39-year-old suburban Detroit man has pleaded guilty to allowing an unlicensed minor to operate a motor vehicle after letting his 9-year-old daughter drive him around because he had been drinking.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office says Shawn Weimer also pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree child abuse.

Weimer was arrested Oct. 8 when police pulled over his van and found the girl behind the wheel near their home.

Surveillance video from a Brownstown Township gas station shows Weimer bragging about her driving skills.

The girl testified last month that her father had consumed half a bottle of whiskey the night they were pulled over and that she agreed to drive but felt a "little scared."

Weimer is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 23 in Wayne County Circuit Court.

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