Girl, 11, drives drunk dad home

2012-03-25 08:50

Sydney - Sydney police said they found an 11-year-old girl behind the wheel and her 62-year-old alcohol-affected father in the passenger seat when they pulled over a car.

Witnesses who saw the vehicle leave a pub on Saturday were reported to have alerted police to the underage driver.

The man has been ordered to appear in court in May.

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-03-25 10:27

    What can they charge him with exactly?

      nicola.killops - 2012-03-25 10:35

      Its funny how quick they were to report the underage driver, but would have ignored the drunk driver if he drove himself home.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-03-25 10:42

      Not really. Australia are super intense against drunk drivers and 9/10 he WOULD have been stopped. They actually have a decent police force that does its job. Drinking and driving in OZ is a very very big deal.

      tshepo.s.royeld - 2012-03-25 11:00

      He can't be charged,he knew that he's gonna pass out that's why he brought the daughter along

      Thomas - 2012-03-25 12:10

      I love how a man alerted the police to the very bad thing that was happening, he was more concerned with causing trouble for another person then the safety of other road users. If he really wanted to do good he would have offered the man and his daughter a lift home. The "do-gooder" should be standing in court next to the dad, he had the opportunity to help but instead allowed the girl to get in and drive.

  • John - 2012-03-25 11:41

    But this is why we teach our children to drive. Used to have a friend in the 1990's whose 12 yearold daughter drove him home from the pub at least once a week.

  • Ian - 2012-03-25 15:00

    lunatic ozzies

  • bmaestro - 2012-05-11 09:13


  • tshepo.thinane.9 - 2012-10-08 11:15

    When these so called witnesses see a druken driver drives a vehicle, they don,t phone the police, but when a poor litlle girl was saving his fathers and the public lives, they quickly phone the police, Where is the truth when things are like this ?

  • vaaldonkie.visagie - 2012-10-12 11:48

    My dad had diabetes and we lived on a farm 20km outside of town. He taught me to drive so that I could drive him to hospital if anything happened to him like a diabetic coma.

  • azwihangwisinwajerry.maculane - 2012-10-12 13:39

    u r right Nicola but they cannot reprt important things like hijackings, murderes even though they know. the girl was just helping her father to go home safely

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