I let my daughter drive my car in the country and county of Ada, Idaho. My daughter is
17 and unlicensed. She made a right turn on a very poorly maintained intersection and
ran the car off the shoulder and into an irrigation ditch owned by the water users assoc.
of Idaho. I was with her, I am 66. Some people stopped who did not see her driving
my daughter told them she was driving. Immediately these people called the City police which is more then 2 miles away. The city police came and threaten me. After a lot of
loud lecture by the city police. My wife comes to the site bringing my 4x4 that would
pull the vehicle out of the mud. The city police would not allow me to do this. We called a tow truck. Then the county police show up, and issued me a citation for letting my daughter drive and my daughter one for misdemeanor
driving without a license.
My question is does the county police have the authority to issue citations when the only
evidence is our vehicle being stuck in the mud on private property? If so, what would
usually be the penalty for my daughter, I asked her to drive.