Police in Bradenton, Florida arrested a man who let his 8 year old son drive a van. Mark A. Belanger handed the keys to his van to his 8 year old son after Belanger had taken some Xanax. The boy hit two trees and almost hit two pedestrians while driving in a parking lot. Belanger thought it was a good idea to allow his son to drive as a bonding moment between father and son. This so called “bonding moment” could have caused serious personal injuries to innocent children and adults in the parking lot. Belanger was arrested on charges of child abuse and permitting an unlicensed driver to drive his van.
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