A 12-year-old boy who was driving solo in the family car was stopped by the highway patrol officers, after they noticed that the car was involved in a crash in Australia.
The police have arrested the unlicensed boy when he was pulled over on the barrier highway near Broken Hill, about 1300 km from his home in Kendall, New South Wales on the east coast of the country. Apparently, the boy was en route to Perth in the country’s far west, which is more than 4000 km away from Kendall.
“The 12-year-old had taken the family car,” said Detective Inspector Kim Fehon, on Monday, reports The Guardian. “His parents reported him missing immediately after he left home, so they were looking for him.”
But, it was not the reckless, rash driving that made the authorities to stop the car.
The boy was pulled over at the Broken Hill only after the highway patrol officers noticed the car’s bumper was dragging along the road. The car was involved in a crash, Fehon confirmed after noticing the damage. “So it appears that the boy did have an accident while driving,” she said.
The boy was taken to the Broken Hill Police Station before being released to his parents. The boy could likely be charged with three offences, including driving without a license and failing to pay for petrol, authorities said.
Information source: theguardian
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