These stories seem to pop up more often than you’d think, or hope: A man in Chicago, obviously drunk, entered a gas station with his nine-year-old daughter, who can be seen chewing on a candy apple in the surveillance video. He then proceeded to brag about how good his daughter was at driving before taking off with her. Inevitably, somebody called the police, who pulled over the van. As they’d feared, the girl was behind the wheel.
She even argued with police, saying that she did everything right – even using her turn signals to switch lanes. Obviously, she was much too young to drive, and when the father refused a breathalyzer test, the girl blew his cover by admitting that he’d been drinking whiskey all night. Lt. Robert Grant had this to say:
“And, in fact, as heinous as this is, the little girl looks at the police officer and says, ‘What did you stop me for? I was driving good.’ Incredible.”