2009-09-17 / Local & State

Pa. Mom Made 6-Year-Old Daughter Drive Car

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A southeastern Pennsylvania woman is facing child endangerment charges for allegedly telling her 6-year-old daughter drive a car.

Police in Coatesville say they stopped a white SUV being driven by a young girl on Sunday afternoon. Authorities say 30-yearold Lakisha Hogue was in the passenger seat when they stopped the vehicle. According to police documents, Hogue was laughing and said she was teaching the girl to drive.

Hogue is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, corruption of a minor and other charges. Coatesville Police Lt. Martin Brice says investigators suspect she was under the influence of drugs at the time.

Hogue is being held on $15,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 16.

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