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.