COATESVILLE, Pa. A Coatesville mother is under arrest after police say she let her 6-year-old daughter drive a car.
It happened in the area of South Fourth Avenue and Walnut Street at about 4:20 p.m. Sunday.
Police say a patrol offficer stopped the car after spotting the young driver.
The officer says the girl was operating the Dodge Durango station wagon while her 30-year-old mother was sitting in the passenger seat, laughing. She reportedly told the officer she was teaching the child to drive.
The child's aunt showed up at the scene and police say she asked the young girl, â€śIf her mother made her drive the car?â€ť
The girl replied "Mom made me drive because she was sleepy," according to police.
Then police say the aunt asked her niece, "Was your mom smoking that stinky stuff again?" Te girl replied "yes," say police.
Police have charged the woman with endangering the welfare of a child, corruption of a minor, recklessly endangering another person, and permitting violation of title.
She does not face any driving under the influence charges because police say she was not the one driving the car.
The woman is currently held in Chester County Prison after failing to post 10% of a $15,000 cash bail.
Her name is being withheld to protect the identity of her child.
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