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Barry Colbert, 38, says he let his 7-year-old drive as a reward for finishing his homework and cleaning his room. He set his son up so he could reach the pedals, and Colbert sat in the passenger seat as they hit the road. That’s not all they hit: police said the boy ran a stop sign and crashed into another car outside New Port Richey, Fla. After the crash, Colbert took over the wheel just as officers arrived. Police say they will cite the boy for driving without a license, driving without headlights, and running a stop sign, and Colbert for driving while intoxicated, habitually driving with a suspended license, and letting an unlicensed person drive. “I’m not irresponsible,” Colbert explains. “I just had a few beers.” (St. Petersburg Times) ...Famous last words.
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