Father arrested for letting child drive

WESTMINSTER, CO (WFLX) - In Westminster, Colorado, a pick-up truck crashes in a residential neighborhood with a 12-year-old girl behind the wheel.

The girl's father is now behind bars for letting her drive after he had allegedly been drinking.

Witnesses say Phillip Knutson smelled of alcohol when he tried to defend himself after putting his 12-year-old in the driver's seat.

Court records show Knutson was arrested for DUI and careless driving in 2007. "I can see letting your kids drive, but you find an open field, an open parking lot, something where there's nothing around them," said neighbor Dennis Gene. "Hopefully, he learned his lesson, but he could have hurt his little girl severely, could have killed her. You don't know."

Fortunately, no one was hurt in the crash.

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