7 year old designated driver

7-year-old caught driving on Gold Coast at 3am and man in car with him charged with being under influence of alcohol

Boy, 7, found driving drunk dad, police say

Man charged after letting 7yo drive car through Surfers Paradise

Drunken dad being arrested by police

Drunken dad being arrested by police

A drunken idiot has been arrested after his 7 year old son was allegedly caught at the wheel of his car at 3am in Surfers Paradise, on Queensland’s Gold Coast. He has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and adult in charge under the influence of alcohol.

The 41-year-old drunkard, who is from NSW, was riding in the passenger seat when a police patrol noticed the car swerving erratically and without headlights on, at 3am on Friday morning. Instead of being in bed, dreaming of being a superhero and only having to worry about going to school the next day, his 7 year old son was forced to attempt to drive his drunken idiot father home. I don’t know why the son was out with dad in the first place. How would he be able to get into the bar? Don’t tell me that the drunken idiot left his son outside, unattended, so that he could get his drink on…

Authorities are appalled at the drunken idiot’s stupidity, saying that children do not have the physical or the mental ability to control such as complex and heavy piece of machinery that is a car. The drunken idiot not only put his son and himself at risk of injury, but also other road users and pedestrians. I hope Mum or another relative slaps this drunkard silly!

The drunken idiot will face Southport Magistrates Court on July 3. The boy is now in the care of relatives, who had to travel from NSW after they learned of the incident.

Anyone with more information about the incident is asked to call Crimestoppers onΒ 1800 333 000 or visit their website crimestoppers.com.au.

  • Aussie Sabbath

    Peter John Civewright (sp?), the drunken bad dad, has dodged jail and is on two years probation.

    • Buffettgirl

      Down-vote for the outcome, not for you personally! πŸ˜‰

  • Buffettgirl

    Amazing – I wonder how many friends and family are jumping to his defense saying stupid crap about what a great guy he is and how this is totally out of character for him to have done???

    • Aussie Sabbath

      Just watched his lawyer defend his actions on the news by saying some of his loved ones had died recently. The idiot said “no one knows how they would react in that situation”.
      Um. My dad died four years ago. My grandpa died less that 12 months after. None of my relatives got pissed and let their young and unlicensed kids drive around.

      • Buffettgirl

        RIght? My Dad passed away when I was 12, I STILL had to wait for 16 and my license… I feel so damn cheated now… πŸ˜‰

      • Benighted

        I am getting so sick of hearing people blame grief for appalling behaviour leading to the neglect, abuse or death of children.

  • Skye Belle Matilda Brand

    Bloody hell. Growing up on a farm, I could drive the tractor & paddock badger at about that age but only in the paddock & only at about 10km/hour (as fast as you can go when someone is on the back throwing bales of hay out).

    I hope the kid at least got to play with the sirens & shit in the patrol car that picked them up!

    • Rose

      I know you meant sit not shit :)

      • Buffettgirl

        But the “shit” gives it a whole new kind of funny to think about… πŸ˜‰

        • Skye Belle Matilda Brand

          I think it says a lot about the kind of messages I type that autocorrect has “learned” that shit is more correct than sit!

        • Muggle

          And here’s little old innocent me thinking he got to play with the sirens and other things in the patrol car. You’d never believe the lights on those things!

        • Buffettgirl

          SWEET! My down-vote stalker followed me to BB!!! Stalker LOVE!!!