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Apex man charged after letting 12-year-old son drive car

Posted June 19, 2014 11:47 a.m. EDT
Updated June 19, 2014 1:39 p.m. EDT

Michael Allen Grady

— An Apex man faces a misdemeanor child abuse charge after police say he allowed his 12-year-old son to drive a car.

The child, Apex Police Capt. Ann Stephens said Thursday that the child got nervous, hit the gas pedal instead of the brake and drove through a neighbor’s yard Tuesday night, hitting a car in the driveway.

There was about $9,000 in damage to the vehicle.

Police charged Michael Allen Grady, 40, of 502 Homestead Park Drive, after determining he was impaired while supervising the boy, Stephens said. Grady was in the vehicle with him at the time.