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9-Year-Old Drives Drunken Father Around Neighborhood

Last updated on Wednesday, October 28, 2009

(LAFAYETTE, IN) - A Lafayette man who had his nine-year-old daughter drive him around their neighborhood while he was allegedly drunk will spend 18 months behind bars.

33-year-old Matthew Dewitt was sentenced Tuesday in Tippecanoe Superior Court for felony neglect.

Dewitt told police he allowed his daughter to drive, but denied drinking inside the minivan.

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