Man To Serve 7 To 15 Years In Prison For Allowing Young Daughter To Drive Truck
HONESDALE — A Covington Twp. man will serve up to 15 years in prison for having his 11-year-old daughter drive his car while he was too drunk to drive it himself.
A jury convicted Sean Hannon, 49, 590 Drinker Turnpike, Covington Twp., on all counts including several counts of endangering the welfare of children, a DUI and recklessly endangering another person after a trial in July. He was sentenced to seven to 15 years in prison, said Wayne County District Attorney Patrick L. Robinson.
Hannon had a blood alcohol level of 0.228 percent when he let his daughter drive approximately 10 miles from his house to Salem Twp. in November. His 8-year-old-son was a passenger. The car eventually crashed into a pine tree.
Robinson noted Hannon’s long criminal history, which includes 16 arrests and two prior convictions for DUI.
“He richly deserves the 7 to 15 years sentence he received today,” Robinson said.
— DANIEL ROSLER