12-Year-Old Girl Busted for Drunk Driving

An older guy asked her to drive him home
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2010 3:30 PM CDT
Okay, so a 12-year-old probably isn't actually using these keys.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A Minnesota sheriff’s deputy got quite a shock Saturday when he arrived at the scene of an accident to discover that the driver was 12 years old and seemingly drunk. This was especially strange because there was a teenager in the car who, though he was also drunk, at least had his license. Apparently 19-year-old Benjamin Repinski had met the young girl at a party, and asked her to drive him home, police tell the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

She obliged, but en route mistook the gas pedal for the brake, slammed into a highway sign, and then veered through a yard and into a garden. Repinski then allegedly took the wheel, and promptly hit a shed. He’s been charged with underage drinking, drinking and driving, and allowing an unlicensed person to drive. The girl, who had a blood-alcohol level of 0.09%, was released to her mother. She, too, may be charged with DWI.

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