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‘Douche du Jour’: Drunk Dad Shawn Weimer Makes 9-Year-Old Daughter Drive Van

A Michigan man is facing felony child abuse charges after making his 9-year-old daughter drive his van in the middle of the night because he was too drunk to do so himself.

According to Agence France-Presse and The Telegraph, 39-year-old Shawn Weimer of Brownstown Township was busted after his daughter stopped the vehicle at a gas station. Weimer boasted about his “little angel’s” driving skills to gas station owner Albert Abbas. “Nine years old Nine!” he gloated. “Gas, brake, listen, we’re leaving, and she’s driving. I’m drunk,” he explained, slurring and stumbling about.

“I parked,” the little girl proudly bragged. Indeed she did, as you can see in the video below. The girl used a booster seat to see over the steering wheel of the big, “Starsky & Hutch”- painted cargo van. How she was able to reach the pedals is a mystery, but she seemed like an experienced driver– she even properly used her turn signals.

“I was definitely very upset about it,” Abbas told The Telegraph. “I wasn’t happy with the fact that someone would allow their daughter to be driving them around when they’re under the influence.”

A concerned citizen phoned police after witnessing the shocking sight of a small child driving a big van. When police stopped the vehicle, the little girl incredulously asked: “What did you stop me for? I was driving good!”

Even police conceded that she was a decent driver. “She was doing fine,” Brownstown Township Police Detective Lt. Robert Grant told the Detroit Free Press. 

Still, such a serious offense will certainly result in time behind bars for Weimer. He refused a breathalyzer test but his daughter said he had been drinking whiskey for hours.

Weimer will be charged with felony child abuse and being a habitual offender.

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  1. Emily AOctober 19, 2011 at 12:50 pmReply

    what is the 9 year old’s name?????

    • Brett WilkinsOctober 19, 2011 at 12:54 pmReplyAuthor

      Because of her age, her name has not been released.

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