Last spring, serving children alcoholic beverages at chain restaurants was all the rage in child endangerment, but it seems we may have a horrible new trend on our hands. For the second time in a month, a father has been arrested for putting his 9-year-old child in the driver's seat when he was too drunk to drive. First it was an inebriated father who was arrested for turning the wheel over to his 9-year-old daughter (who, to be fair, was "driving good"). Now Walter Sikkenga has been charged with felony child endangerment in Florida after admitting that he and his wife told their 9-year-old son to drive their van home because they were too sloshed. Apparently, this needs to be said: Making your child act as your chauffer isn't what beer commercials are talking about when they direct you to "drink responsibly."
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