http://www.salemnews.com/news/local...cle_82e8ac27-4ea1-5959-84cd-ed2baf41beee.html Uber driver charged with giving 'nips' to girls, 13 and 15 PEABODY — An Uber driver has been charged with giving "nip" bottles of vodka to two teenage Peabody girls he was driving to the mall last October. Pisith Kanh, 22, of Lynn, admitted that the girls — who were 13 and 15 years old at the time — "looked young," but that he gave them the nips anyway, according to a police report. The Oct. 28 incident came to light two days later, after Cara Murtagh, the assistant superintendent of the Peabody school district, was shown an Instagram video by a housemaster at Peabody's Higgins Middle School. The video showed the 13-year-old seventh-grader with a Smirnoff vodka bottle. A caption read "(Expletive) Uber gave us nips." Police then spoke to the girl and her father and learned that she and her friend, 15, had taken an Uber to the Assembly Row shopping center in Somerville that evening. She told police that the driver asked if they were "thirsty," then pulled two nips from a case in his center console and handed them to the older girl, who was sitting next to him, in the front passenger seat. She handed one of the bottles to the younger girl, police said. Police confirmed the identity of the driver and interviewed him at his Lynn apartment. Kanh initially denied giving the girls alcohol, but when asked why they would say he had, he confirmed the girls' account. Kanh was sent a summons to appear in Peabody District Court on Tuesday, where he pleaded not guilty to two counts of providing alcohol to a minor at his arraignment. His attorney, James Craig, said there was no argument over the conditions requested by a prosecutor and set by Judge James Barretto. Barretto released Kanh on personal recognizance, with conditions that include no contact with the girls or any children under 18 — and no driving for Uber or Lyft. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for April 24. An emailed request for comment from Uber was not returned by Tuesday's Salem News press deadline.