Grandma, teen charged
Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 4:00 pm
The Messenger, September 17, 2012
A Rives woman was charged with an offense after her 15-year-old granddaughter was found driving her car without an adult Friday night.
Sandra G. Miller, 64, of 1628 Old Turnpike Road, Rives, was charged Monday with allowing an unlicensed driver to drive, according to a Union City Police Department report.
Police had responded shortly before 11 p.m. Friday to a claim that a young teenager driving a white Expedition was in the drive-through of McDonald’s at 1108 Marshall Ave. in Union City. Police located the vehicle, which pulled out and started southbound on Old Rives Road.
An officer stopped the vehicle and asked the driver for her driver’s license, at which point he learned the driver was a 15-year-old girl with no driver’s license.
The teenager and her passenger, also a juvenile, were transported to the police station. The underage driver was issued a citation through juvenile court for driving without a license and the teens were released to their guardians.
According to the report, the vehicle owner, identified as Ms. Miller, told police she allowed her granddaughter to drive the vehicle to a football game. A warrant was issued charging her with allowing an unlicensed driver to drive.