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Drunk father arrested for using his 8-year-old son as designated driver

By Mason White 5:26 PM October 19, 2014
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By: Wayne Morin
A father was arrested for allowing his son to drive when he was to drunk.

Frank Gordon Conway allegedly told police that he “does not see a problem” with allowing his son to be the designated driver while he is drunk.

The boy ended up driving through a parking lot and yard before crashing into a tree.

The father of Pennsylvania, was driving drunk before allowing his 8-year-old son to take the wheel.

The 46-year-old from Wheatfield Township, West Wheatfield, was charged with child endangerment, reckless endangerment and two summary counts of permitting an unlicensed driver and permitting careless driving.

The boy told authorities that he sat between his father’s legs while operating the steering wheel and pedals of the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

As a result of the crash, the 8-year-old boy suffered injuries to his face and chest.