Mark Belanger, a father in Brandenton, Florida (gasp) had too much “liquid medicine” and being the responsible individual he is, he knew he couldn’t drive and handed the keys over…to his eight-year-old.
Belanger told police he was “feeling woozy and didn’t want to drive.” He also told them he let his child drive “because he wanted to have a bonding moment with his son.”
The two pedestrians nearly hit by the child driver are coaches with a Major League Soccer club team, Toronto FC. The team has been in the area for about a week in a training camp.
The boy told police his father took “liquid medicine in order to feel better.” He pointed to an empty bottle of Canadian whiskey in the vehicle. (Source)
Mark got out of the car looking like Casey Tatum.