Drunk Georgia Man Allows Unlicensed Teenage Driver to Get Behind the Wheel
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is already widely known to be egregiously dangerous conduct that has the potential to result in serious injury or death to anyone involved in an accident. It is also widely known that young drivers who are not licensed to drive can pose a risk to themselves and others. When you combine both alcohol and/or drugs and unlicensed driving, the consequences could prove to be extremely dangerous.
Recently, a Georgia man and his daughter reminded us just how perilous both driving under the influence as well as allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a vehicle without proper supervision could be. According to WSB-TV, after attending a concert with his family, a drunk Georgia man had his fifteen-year old daughter drive the car, as he was simply too impaired to operate the vehicle. While the teenage girl did have a learner's permit, she was driving without proper supervision because of her father's compromised state.
Reportedly, upon leaving the concert, the vehicle driven by the teenage girl struck another car, but continued driving. According to the girl, her father told her she had merely hit a pot hole. Fortunately for both the teenage girl and her father, no one was killed. All too often, driving under the influence as well as operating a vehicle without a proper license have both proven to be disastrous. While the teenage girl herself was not under the influence, taking instructions from an individual who is under the influence has the potential to be just as dangerous, if not more so, than if the girl was driving alone.
What if Someone Had Been Injured in this Accident?
The story discussed above is just one of hundreds, if not thousands of similar situations, that occur across the country on a regular basis. What may seem like a minor scenario could turn very serious, and can do so quickly. If any individual suffered injuries (including the young driver), the Georgia father could face not only additional criminal consequences, but also can be found liable for causing another person's injuries. Further, the young girl can share in some of the responsibility, but at the end of the day, the father should take responsibility for a very preventable incident.
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