February 12, 2009

MLS coaches nearly mowed down

Toronto FC coaches had the avoid the crazy driving...

... of an 8 year old!

The kid was told to drive by a crazy drunk dad in a story found by Deadspin. The 34-year-old Canadian dad, Mark A. Belanger, said he was "feeling woozy and didn't want to drive" and "wanted to have a bonding moment with his son."
Witnesses said the boy crashed the van into a tree, shattering the driver's side rear window, after the two coaches got out of the way. The boy then crashed a second time into a tree, damaging the car's radiator, the police report said.

When police arrived, Belanger fell to the ground after he dropped his wallet. When he fell, he slammed his face on the pavement, leaving a gash on the bridge of his nose. The boy told police his father took "liquid medicine in order to feel better." He pointed to an empty bottle of Canadian whiskey in the vehicle.
Kudos to the kid, it can't be easy growing up in an environment like that.

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