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11-year-old crashes car into water pipe

July 21, 2011 at 1:01 PM

BRANDON, Fla., July 21 (UPI) -- A Florida man was arrested on child neglect charges after allowing his girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter to drive, authorities said.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said Donald Leet, 37, allowed the girl to drive her mother's sport-utility vehicle with a 7-year-old girl in the vehicle Tuesday and she crashed into a water pipe near the First Baptist Church of Brandon about 7:30 p.m., The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Thursday.

Leet told deputies he decided not to drive because he had consumed a glass of wine with his dinner and had a suspended license. The girl told deputies Leet was teaching her to drive.

"You are going to make me lose my job," Leet was quoted by a report as telling deputies. "Why don't you arrest a rapist or murderer instead of me. You're an illiterate southerner. You don't know anything. You only have a high school diploma. You're dumb."

Leet was charged with two counts of child neglect and was released after posting $4,000 bail Wednesday.

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