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Man charged with allowing girl, 7, to drive

November 23, 2005

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— An elderly man accused of allowing a 7-year-old girl to drive his pickup has been charged in a two-count complaint.

Alan Sleeper, 88, of Alden, was charged Nov. 16 with endangering a child and allowing an unauthorized minor to operate a motor vehicle.

Police say Sleeper was in the passenger seat when a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper pulled the girl over in late August driving the man's truck in a rural area at 74 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Sleeper reportedly told the trooper he "didn't want her to drive that fast."

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