Drunk dad lets 8-year-old drive van

Father charged when 8-year-old driver causes damage:

This story is almost comical if it wasn’t so dangerous.

34-year-old Mark A. Belanger of Sarasota, Fla. was arrested in Bradenton for letting his 8-year-old son drive his van. He claimed he was ‘feeling woozy’ and wanted to have a bonding moment with his son. The son then proceeded to take out two trees and almost hit a couple of pedestrians.

When police rolled up dear old dad fell literally flat on his face. The mugshot confirms that. The boy said his father was taking ‘liquid medicine’ which turned out to be a bottle of Canadian whiskey.

There’s nothing like jeopardizing not only your son’s life but those of innocent bystanders just so you could get your drink on. I have no sympathy for drunks like this.

Thanks to LadyJade for the tip.