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Piven's first driving experience almost ended in tragedy

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Apr 25, 2011 | 5:00am EDT

The actor, 45, confesses his older brother Shira would take him out for a drive when he was a young teenager to help Piven obtain his licence.

But his first stint as a driver was a near disaster - because he had no idea where the brake pedal was.

Piven tells WENN, "I remember actually driving with Shira when I was very young and learning how to drive and I was not old enough to drive.

"It was icy in Chicago and I slid between two trees and I'm driving and there was this living room encased in glass and there was this couple in front of their Christmas tree and I'm just barreling towards them 'cause I didn't know how to drive. I finally found where the brake was before I slid and crashed through their window into their living room! That was my first driving experience."

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