An inebriated 24-year-old man in Pennsylvania was arrested earlier this month after he allegedly forced an 8-year-old girl to drive him to Ohio. On September 3, someone in Darlington Township reported seeing a child driving a full-size vehicle, almost getting into a wreck on two separate occasions.
The girl finally stopped the car around 7:30 p.m. when another motorist was so irate about her driving that he got out of his car to yell at her and Cook. That altercation prompted Cook to switch seats with the girl before police arrived, but once they did, he was so drunk that he couldn't complete a field sobriety test.
The girl is the daughter of a family friend; she told authorities that Cook wanted her to drive him across state lines to East Palestine, Ohio. "I think he should go to jail," one of Cook's neighbors told WPXI, while another said, "Having an 8-year-old drive: That's just dead wrong."